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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.3

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

 Interface with Operating System

 Introduction of Class and Object

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

 Starting and Stopping Apache Server

 Configuring Apache for PHP CGI Scripts

 Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

 Permission Error on php-cgi.exe

 Configuring Apache PHP Load Module

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

 Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 Managing File Upload

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

 SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Parsing and Managing HTML Documents

 Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Image and Picture Processing

 Managing ZIP Archive Files

 Managing PHP Engine and Modules on macOS

 Managing PHP Engine and Modules on CentOS

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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