Archived: Downloading and Installing PHP 5.6.6 for Windows

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install the PHP engine 5.6.6 on a Windows system.

1. Go to windows.php.net/download/ and download the "VC11 x86 Thread Safe (2015-Feb-19 01:45:25)" binary version for Windows. You will get a file called "php-5.6.6-Win32-VC11-x86.zip" of 21,072,108 bytes.

2. Unzip "php-5.6.6-Win32-VC11-x86.zip" to \php folder.

3. Open a command window, and try the following commands:

herong> \php\php -v
PHP 5.6.6 (cli) (built: Feb 18 2015 16:02:19)
Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies

herong> \php\php-cgi -v
PHP 5.6.6 (cgi-fcgi) (built: Feb 18 2015 16:02:17)
Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies

Cool, both Command Line Interface (CLI) and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) of PHP are working!

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

 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

Archived Tutorials

 Archived: Downloading and Installing PHP 7.0 for Windows

Archived: Downloading and Installing PHP 5.6.6 for Windows

 Archived: Downloading and Installing PHP 5.4.3 for Windows

 Archived: Downloading and Installing PHP 5.2.2 for Windows

 Archived: Downloading and Installing PHP 5.0.4 for Windows

 Archived: Adding PHP to IIS as CGI

 Archived: Downloading Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 for Windows

 Archived: Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 on Windows

 Archived: Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

 Archived: Configuration for php_mysql.dll Library

 Archived: mysql_connect() using php_mysql.dll Library

 Archived: MySqlLoop.php using php_mysql.dll Library

 Archived: Get_Temperature.php - First Example of SOAP

 Archived: Get_Temperature_Dump.php - Dumping Debugging Information

 Archived: MySqlUnicode.php using php_mysql.dll Library

 References

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