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Choose PHP 5.3.4 Items to Install:
Our next window offers a range of popular items to install with our PHP 5.3.4. installation. We have extended the window so that you may view the entire contents in one glance. This default list should install without issue. It is advisable you do not check all the boxes as some of these may require that you have already installed the needed dependencies first. Apache will fail to initialize after installation if it is unable to locate the PHP dependancies called for in php's .ini file.
After installation is completed, and at any future date, the Website Administrator can easily re-enter this options selector page and add or remove any of these components via the Change - Repair - Remove mode. To access this mode, you can either restart the .msi installation file or you can use the Add/Remove Programs option in Window's Control Panel and then locate and start the PHP 5.3.4 selection in the add-remove programs list.
Apache fails to start by either crashing or returning an error if your setup selection is incorrect. The following window (Fig. 10) shows the default installation list. We will remark that Php 5.3.4 installs much more smoothly than Php 5.3.3 and we have amended this section accordingly.
As we have already noted, this standard selection should install just fine for most users. You should however add the PHP Manual to your installation list as it is a valuable resource and well worth consulting. You can then use the off-line manual by navigating the windows start menu to the PHP program group after your installation is complete.
PHP 5.3.4 default "Choose Items to Install" list items
Most will select next and move to the final installation stage.
When you have finished the with the testing section at the end of this tutorial, use your installer to come back to this list and add any item you feel would be safe for your setup. For example, if you have previously installed SQLite, or have since installed it, then restart this PHP5.3.4 installer and add that item from this list. Apache should have no problem re-starting if this item is configured correctly.
Similarly, if you wanted to enable Fileinfo functions, and as this is one of the items in the list that do not require any dependencies installed first, you would simply enable the item in the list. The installer will update the php.ini file and enable this for you. If apache has restarted without issue, then you can check if your newly added selection is correctly integrated by viewing your phpinfo.php file as we will discuss in more detail on the next page of this tutorial.
Other selections of interest here is that you can reset your choices back to the last installed selection at any time or check how much space is free on our data disks via Disk Usage.
Ready to Install PHP 5.3.4:
You are now ready to install PHP 5.3.4 onto your computer system. Select install to begin the installation with your selected configuration options.
Ready to install PHP 5.3.4
If you are uncertain of your settings, you can select back else start the install process.
Installing PHP 5.3.4:
The windows installer now begins to install the program. This should be a short process depending on the normal installation factors such as speed of your hardware etc.
Installing PHP 5.3.4
Let the installer to do it's work...
PHP 5.3.4 installation complete:
Next we acknowledge our final window which tells you your PHP 5.3.4 installation is now complete.
Completed the PHP 5.3.4 Setup Wizard
We select finish and are done with the installation process and can now move into the testing section of our newly setup PHP 5.3.4.