Installing Apache 2.4.37 on Windows Systems

This section describes how to install Apache 2.4.37 binary distribution on Windows systems. The server root directory setting needs to be changed to match the installation directory.

After downloaded Apache HTTP Server 2.4.37, I continued to install it on my Windows system:

1. Unzip httpd-2.4.37-win64-VC15.zip. You see a sub-directory called ".\Apache24".

2. Copy and rename the ".\Apache24" sub-directory to \local\apache.

3. Open \local\apache\conf\httpd.conf in an text editor and change the server root directory to match my installation directory by commenting out the original setting and copying it a new setting:

# Define SRVROOT "c:/Apache24"
Define SRVROOT "c:/local/apache"

4. Start Apache Web server by running the following command:

C:\herong> \local\apache\bin\httpd

4. Open a Web browser with http://localhost. You should see the Apache server default home page saying:

It works!

Congratulations, Apache Web server is stalled and working!

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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