There is quite a few easy options to run PHP in a Window OS, there is Microsoft’s IIS, Apache Friend’s Xampp, Wamp Server. Tried setting up via Xampp on my Mac, ended up with lots of confusion after skipping a lot of process.
So decided to do it the manual way, is a bit confusing to search for a tutorial on doing this.
Then comes a youtube video link shared by a PHP fan (Thanks Moh, your a life saviour).
After completed the steps, I have problem starting the Apache Services. Checked the Event Log and found “Apache error – cound not bind to address 0.0.0.:80“.
Realized that I had Microsoft IIS installed and running as well, I do not want to stop the IIS services as my main task are done in .NET. So I went to look for solutions.
I end up change the Apache Server to use a different port from a forum post, here are the steps:
- look for httpd.conf which is located in “conf” folder inside your Apache folder. (For my case is C:\apache\conf)
- Search for the words that starts with “Listen“, somewhere around line 120.
- Change “Listen 80” to “Listen <new port number>“
- Save and start the Apache Services.
After that, I start testing my first PHP code with phpinfo() (The “Hello World” test seems to be boring for me).
My first PHP code runs and I continue on setting up Yii Framework…