Windows XP Platform Installation
The Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system was used to develop these installation notes. While there is no magic to the ordering of installation, you should install Apache or another HTTP daemon and Oracle Express before installing the PHP engine. If you are installing Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition, you should install Apache after you install Oracle. A natural extension is to use the Oracle 10g iAS product in lieu of a generic Apache installation.
Use of Oracle 10g iAS is recommended if you install Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition, which will install the Oracle 10g Enterprise Manager Agent on port 80. The Apache Microsoft Windows Installer default port is 80, which conflicts with the Oracle 10