Installing SOAP Extension on Windows

This section describes a tutorial on how to install php_soap.dll with PHP 5.0.4 on a Windows system.

Checking my PHP package to see if I have SOAP extension file on my system:

herong> dir \local\php\ext\php_soap.dll

01/06/2016  02:01 PM           244,736 php_soap.dll

Cool. I do have the SOAP extension file. No need to download it from the Internet. The next thing I have to do is to make it available to the run time environment by editing local\php\php.ini and insert the following line:


Now check again:

herong> php PhpInfo.php > PhpInfo.txt

herong> find /I "soap" PhpInfo.txt
---------- PHPINFO.TXT
Soap Client => enabled
Soap Server => enabled
soap.wsdl_cache => 1 => 1
soap.wsdl_cache_dir => /tmp => /tmp
soap.wsdl_cache_enabled => 1 => 1
soap.wsdl_cache_limit => 5 => 5
soap.wsdl_cache_ttl => 86400 => 86400

Ok. I think my system is ready to run SOAP functions now.

The next question is what SOAP implementation is this php_soap.dll. Is it PEAR SOAP, NuSOAP, or something else? To check this out, I right-mouse clicked on the file \php\ext\php_soap.dll, and selected Properties. The pop up window told me this:

Internal Name: php_soap.dll
File Version:
Copyright (c) 1997-2014 The PHP Group

So the php_soap.dll is another PHP implementation of SOAP. Let's call it the PHP Group SOAP. You can visit the documentation Website at

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP MEP (Message Exchange Patterns)

 SOAP HTTP Binding

SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations: PEAR::Package::SOAP and NuSOAP

 PHP 7.0.2 by The PHP Group

 What Is PHP SOAP Extension

Installing SOAP Extension on Windows

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 PHP SOAP Web Service Example - getTemp

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for NumberToWords SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Python SOAP Client: Zeep

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 Archived Tutorials


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