Have never worked with either so just at this point trying to get the environment up and running.

Yesterday I downloaded:
1. SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services SP2

2. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit

3.HTML-Kit build 292
did a PHP hello world and was not able to preview it in HTML-Kit IDE

Now I am reading posts on other boards that I have to
Set up a web server on my network (which is wireless)
Set up a domain on my network

There has to be an easier way

Any insights would be very much appreciated.


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Hi! You can install Apache web server and PHP on your computer or network server. This is the easier way to learn PHP.

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having wireless network doesn't mean that you cannot have web server. i use both wired/wireless and works good.

Hi Chmazur,
I did as you recommended.

Downloaded PHP and Apache.

Got apache to run

put my helloworld .php file in the
local web server root dir
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs

look to see helloworld.php at http://localhost and my cpu is pointing to


How do I get apapche to point to my local host

in the apache config file I put a listen on port 79

Any insights very much appreciated!

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change documentroot path in http.conf
as c:\Inetpub\wwwroot

ok did that,
got error
c:/inetpub/wwwroot/modules/mod_actions so into server: the specified module could not be found.
any hints?

Hi, Naturegirrrl.
Probably you have two web servers on your machine. Apache and IIS (Internet Information Server).
You have to decide which web server you´ll use.
If you don´t need IIS, stop the service.
If you need it, you must configure some of one listen the port 8080.

By default, both are listen the port 80.
Supose you configure your apache with 8080, then you test your files as: http://localhost:8080/myfile.php

Hi chmazur,
yes you were absolutely correct!

I did have IIS

Just put on different ports and that seems to work.

Now just not able to parse php pages but html pages work fine. any hints.


Check if the httpd.conf file content the follow lines:

PHPIniDir "C:/Archivos de programa/PHP/"
LoadModule php5_module "C:/Archivos de programa/PHP/php5apache2_2.dll"

How did you install PHP on your machine?


Hi ch,

from the win-binary downloads
downloaded the first file, ran .exe
downloaded installer--ran it
downloaded the third file
did not download 4 or 5

Please tell me what I am doing wrong.
thanks so much,

Downloaded files

PHP 5.2.4 zip package [9,702Kb] - 30 August 2007
md5: 979b8a305b028b296b97ed72322026b2
PHP 5.2.4 installer [22,002Kb] - 30 August 2007
md5: ad23dcc391a8c26c7d387eb5e9bf1ffb
PECL 5.2.4 Win32 binaries [4,363Kb] - 30 August 2007
md5: dd98dfe607ceb98e727c394d5bd679fb
PHP 5.2.4 Non-thread-safe Win32 binaries [9,608Kb] - 30 August 2007
md5: 7728b869cfe3b8b7f1751da0a298fc12
PECL 5.2.4 Non-thread-safe Win32 binaries [4,110Kb] - 30 August 2007
md5: 44302972cffd2b9cf05cb7131b56056a
Note: (Most of these PECL extension files come standard with the PHP 4 Windows binaries, but have since been moved into this separate PECL download. Files such as php_pdf.dll, php_ssh2.dll, etc.)

God bless you both, will follow up with your suggestions
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