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    Hello everyone,

    I am a simple guy with simple needs.
    I am simply trying to set up a testing server to test my php sites. I am running Vista Premium (I know, I know). I have dowloaded the newest versions of PHP, MySql, and Apache 2.2.
    I have followed so many dead end tutorials that I could scream - everyone has their own way of doing it.
    I have created a directory c:server/www/mserver.dev/public_html or something like that. My php folder is in the server directory.
    When I type in http://localhost I get "It works".
    However, when I go to Program files-Apache 2.2-configure server, I get a command prompt error that it cannot load php5dts.dll, but the file is in the php folder!
    I disabled user control, i set the script map, put php.ini in windows dir, modified the php files, modified httpd.conf file, etc. I don't know if they are right and I've made so many changes I can't even keep track. Every tutorial i have read tells you something different.

    I tried to set up WAMP and I am thinking about trying XAMP. I 've read that the all in one solutions are not the way to go, but I am willing to try anything. I feel I have done everything right as the file its asking for is there. I think its a PHP or Apache error.

    Can some kind person please help me set this up. I am about to pay to get it done, but would prefer to set it up myself.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Member dsmflash's Avatar
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    Just discovered you can't install a php, mysql, and apache testing server on Vista. shows you how much i know. doh!

    reverting back to xp.

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    You can't install that combination on Vista? Seriously? That's ridiculous... Can you post a link to the relevant source?

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    I tried every which way. The only way that worked for me was using XAMPP. From what I have read, that's the only way to get it to work on Vista because of all the wacky Vista settings. XAMPP may not be the best option, but i needed something quick and that worked for a beginner.

    Hope this helps somebody. There are a lot of snake oil tutorials our there.

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    That's frustrating. Glad to hear you got up and running, though.

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    Good that you got it working eventaully.



    Vista sucks! I pitty anyone who has vista. :-D


    (sorry, couldn't resist)


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