Building Chinese Web Sites using PHP
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.12

Downloading Apache 2.2.4 Binary for Windows

This section describes how to download Apache 2.2.4 binary distribution for Windows.

In order to serve PHP scripts as Web pages, you need to have a Web server running and integrated with the PHP engine. The most popular Web server today is Apache (HTTP Server). Here is what I did to download Apache 2.2.4 binary distribution for Windows:

1. Go to Apache HTTP Server Web site.

2. Go to the "Apache 2.2.6 Released" section and click the "Download" link. You will see the Apache download page with a pre-selected download mirror Web site. I used the mirror site: http://apache.cs.utah.edu.

3. Go to the "Apache HTTP Server 2.2.6 is the best available version" section. Do not select any source packages. Click the "Other files" link. You will see a download file directory list.

4. Go to the "Binary Releases" section at the end of the directory list. Click the "binaries/" link. You will see a short list of different operation systems.

5. Click the "win32/" link. You will see a list of binary distribution files.

6. Click "apache_2.2.4-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi" from the list to start download.

7. Save the downloaded file, apache_2.2.4-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi, 4,447,744 bytes, in a temporary directory.

Binary distribution of Apache 2.2.6 is not available. I have no choice but to take Apache 2.2.4. The installation tutorial is in the next section.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 PHP Installation on Windows Systems

Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

Downloading Apache 2.2.4 Binary for Windows

 Installing Apache 2.2.4 on Windows Systems

 Publishing HTML Documents as Web Pages

 Configuring Apache for PHP CGI Scripts

 Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

 charset="*" - Encodings on Chinese Web Pages

 Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals

 Multibyte String Functions in UTF-8 Encoding

 Input Text Data from Web Forms

 Input Chinese Text Data from Web Forms

 MySQL - Installation on Windows

 MySQL - Connecting PHP to Database

 MySQL - Character Set and Encoding

 MySQL - Sending Non-ASCII Text to MySQL

 Retrieving Chinese Text from Database to Web Pages

 Input Chinese Text Data to MySQL Database

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2011
Downloading Apache 2.2.4 Binary for Windows