Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5

Posted by: AccessDenied

Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 04/27/08 02:43 PM

Using Windows xp, apache 2.0.63 and php 5. I've triple checked all of my config's and everything looks good until I try to load a simple php script. <?phpinfo();?> Instead of producing system info all I get is a white blank page, same thing with any php script. Anyone ever have this problem or have any idea's as to what's causing it please help me out. Thanks in advance.

Here's what I added to my httpd.conf

LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2.dll"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

And in the php.ini

doc_root= "c:\apache\apache2\htdocs"

All the paths are correct and I don't receive any errors. It also does not try to download the script. Simply get a blank page. Thanks again for any help.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 04/27/08 03:14 PM

I can't say I've ever setup Apache/PHP5 on a windows system outside of Uniform Server...

have you tried googling for an example configuration? have you validated your plugin directories?
Posted by: AccessDenied

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 04/27/08 03:21 PM

yup and yup. Triple checked everything with examples, tutorials, anything I could find. It all has the same set-up directions that i followed.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 04/27/08 04:25 PM

Try changing your docroot to use:
doc_root= "c:\\apache\\apache2\\htdocs"

doc_root= "c:/apache/apache2/htdocs"
Posted by: HighLander

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 05/14/08 08:36 AM

You may of already solved this but it if not, then first from what I remember you need an ending slash in this line:

PHPIniDir "C:/php" -- should be
PHPIniDir "C:/php/"

Secondly have you setup the environment variable in windows ?

For PHP to work with Apache and to make the CLI available from any command prompt window, you need to add the PHP folder to the PATH environment variable.
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 06/01/08 07:49 PM

If you are setting up a WAMP stack (windows apache MySQL PHP/Perl) I recommend xampp. It is pretty current. It can be fairly secure and it is tried and true.


I set up a WAMP stack for a test bed environment in any job I have. I have never had too much issue with XAMPP. I look at it like this. My production environment is *nix(Linux, Unix, OSX, BSD). I only need WAMP for a fast easily accessible test bed. I do not need to waste my time keeping another server configured and up to date. This allows me to spend 15 minutes to set up a server at http://localhost. Then I can do what I need... Develop my PHP applications.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 06/02/08 02:48 AM

I do much the same thing, but with Uniform Server wink
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Apache 2.0.63 and PHP5 - 06/02/08 10:59 AM

I just checked it out. I have to say for once I will not take your advice. XAMPP seems to me to be a much more mature project. From what I see Uniform server supports PHP 5.2.3 xampp has 5.2.5 and php.net released 5.2.6 May 1st 2008.

In XAMPP I can switch between the php4.X version and 5.X version to test compatibility using only the admin interface. I see no metion of this on uniform server. Plus there is a Linux, Mac OS X, and solaris(still new) version in addition to windows. Uniform server seems to have windows and starting to gear up a Linux distro. Uniform server seems to be one guy, while apache friends seems to be a decent size team.

Looking at a few of the pieces, I think for now I will stick with xampp.