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How To Setup Apache Web Server for Windows
How to install and setup the Apache Web Server with PHP extensions
February 28, 2006
Peter Davis
This tutorial outlines how to install the Apache web server with the PHP extensions. This is a great way to develop PHP web pages and test locally. It isn't too difficult install but there are a few important things that need to be done. Let's get started:
1. Download files
a. Apache Webserver (http://httpd.apache.org/) - Win32 Binary (MSI Installer)

b. PHP binaries (http://www.php.net/). The downloads are at the top (http://www.php.net/downloads.php). Grab the Windows Binaries PHP 4 or 5, specifically the Zip Package.

Figure 1: Enter Your Server Information (Anything you like)
Figure 1: Enter Your Server Information (Anything you like)
2. Install apache webserver
Run the Apache MSI Installer and then follow the prompts:

A. Setup Type...Select Typical and B. Destination Folder (Default is c:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2).

After the installation is complete you should have an icon in the System Tray. Double-click that icon and you'll see the status of the Apache web server. It should report that Apache2 is running.

Open up your web browser and type 'localhost' in the address bar (without the quotes) and hit Enter.

Figure 2: Apache Monitor
Figure 2: Apache Monitor
Figure 3: Apache Monitor
Figure 3: Apache Monitor
Figure 4: Server is Running!
Figure 4: Server is Running!
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