Installing PHP 4 or PHP 5 on IIS

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Posted on February 16, 2005 1:01 PM in Web Development
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If you find yourself doing something really silly like installing PHP 4 or 5 on IIS, I'd suggest doing the following (it will save you a lot of time and confusion).

First, download the version you are interested in using. Then, if that version is version 4, read Benjamin Mokay's excellent instructions on how to get PHP 4 set up with IIS. If, however, the version you are interested in using is version 5, I recommend reading John Collins' instructions instead (you can skip all the MySQL, Pear, etc. stuff if you wish).

Do that, and your IIS/PHP setup should be pretty much flawless. It was in my case (with both versions).

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