Downloading Apache 2.4.37 Binary for Windows

This section describes how to download Apache 2.4.37 binary distribution for Windows. You should select the VC15 and 64-bit build to match the PHP engine build.

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 2.4.37 binary distribution for Windows:

1. Go to Apache Lounge Website at apachelounge.com/.

2. Click "Downloads" from the left side menu. You see the download page.

3. Click "VC15" from the left side menu, because I downloaded and installed PHP VC15 (Visual C++ v15) build.

4. Select "httpd-2.4.37-win64-VC15.zip" under the Apache 2.4.37 Win64 heading, because I downloaded and installed PHP 64-bit build to start downloading.

5. Save the downloaded file, httpd-2.4.37-win64-VC15.zip, 17,764,403 bytes, in a temporary directory.

You should select the VC15 and 64-bit build to match the PHP engine build that was installed earlier.

Last update: 2019.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 PHP Installation on Windows Systems

Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

Downloading Apache 2.4.37 Binary for Windows

 Installing Apache 2.4.37 on Windows Systems

 Publishing HTML Documents as Web Pages

 Configuring Apache for PHP CGI Scripts

 Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

 Permission Error on php-cgi.exe

 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

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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