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    Apache Guidance

    Hey, great stuff 3d buzz is going to release vtm's for php and mySQL, something i've wanted to learn for a long time. I'm going to be using a spare machine i have running win 2k pro. I want to install Apache and configure it for PHP. Any really good resources for setting and running the server on a Windows platform? Nearly everything i've found is Linux related.

    Thanks for any help.

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    ....just a thought....

    If you want a stable, less hassling system, I would wipe the box and go to linux personally. I use win2k for one of my main machines, but there are ALOT LESS quirks if you setup a linux server (i use Red Hat 7.2) with apache/php/mysql than trying to use them on a win2k box...

    Just a recommendation...

    -Patrick
    Patrick Hartnett
    http://www.e-dbapps.com
    patrick@e-dbapps.com

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    Thanks and i appreciate it would be better. Just have limited experience of Linux, i do have redhat, i'm not sure i want to go through all the hassles of learning Linux. I did have it installed before but i'm sure i had probs with my Road runner connection. I may give it a try again,

    Thanks.

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    Unless this is a production box, I see no problems with loading it with Windows 2000 and running Apache/PHP/MySQL on it. Just remember to patch, patch, patch and to disable/uninstall IIS! I use it myself on a dev box and it works fine.

    Here's a quick installation guide:
    1. Download Apache from a local mirror. Grab Apache 1.3.24 as PHP support under Apache 2 is still a bit flaky. You are looking for a file named apache_1.3.24-win32-x86-no_src.msi. You'll find it in the httpd/binaries/win32/ directory.
    2. Follow these installation instructions. The thickbook.com site is basically just a rewrite of the official instructions that you'll find here and here.
    3. Download and install MySQL. Get the file named Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP (12M). You'll find it under the heading Windows downloads.
    If you feel that a manual installation is too daunting a task (personally I don't so), there are several prepackaged installations out there that contain Apache/PHP/MySQL in one big, easy package. Try either PHPTriad or EasyPHP.

    Feel free to ask questions if there's something that isn't working. Just remember to provide enough details.
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    Thanks a lot. It is just going to be for development, to leanr both PHP and mySQL. Those links are a great help. Thanks again.

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