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Install PHP 5.3.6 on Microsoft Windows

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Choose Items to Install for PHP 5.3.6:

Our next window offers a range of popular items to choose from and install with our PHP 5.3.6. installation wizard. We have extended our window so that you may view the entire available contents in one glance. This default list is fine with this version of PHP to use as-is for first time installers.

It is also 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. Apache fails to start by either crashing or returning an error if your setup selection is incorrect.

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 5.3.6 selection in the add-remove programs list. You select change to change the enabled items on the list.

The following window (Fig. 10) shows the default installation in our special extended view.

You should also 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 5.3.6 default "Choose Items to Install" list items
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PHP 5.3.6 items from Choose Items to Install modified


Most will simply select next to move into the final stage of installation.

Important Note for other-CGI and apache-CGI installers: Each time you return to this window to change your php componant configuration, remember to also check and correct your httpd.conf file as mentioned on page 6 of this guide to ensure the installer hasn't overwritten any previous edits..

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, (you may still need to follow the binary's configuration steps as laid out in their documentation) then restart this PHP5.3.6 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.

An Apache won't start with this default selection list troubleshooting note:

Some previous versions of the windows installer do not install correctly with the above default selection. A work around has been to remove Curl, OpenSSL, and postgreSQL from the above list. See this same section in our 5.3.5 guide for a pictorial example of the list corrected for this anomaly. We did not encounter this issue with this version, but that doesn't mean you won't.


Ready to Install PHP 5.3.6:

You are now ready to install PHP 5.3.6 onto your computer system. Select install to begin the installation with your selected configuration options.


Ready to install PHP 5.3.6
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Ready to install PHP 5.3.6

If you are uncertain of your settings, you can select back else start the install process.


Installing PHP 5.3.6:

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 5.3.6
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Installing PHP 5.3.6

Let the installer to do it's work...


PHP 5.3.6 installation complete:

Next we acknowledge our final window which tells you your PHP 5.3.6 installation is now complete.

Completed the PHP 5.3.6 Setup Wizard
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Completed PHP 5.3.6 Setup Wizard

We select finish and are done with the installation process..



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