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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual Quickpro Guide, Second Edition by Larry Ullman

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Installation on Windows

Windows users have a plethora of options for installing the required applications. Microsoft has produced two different Web servers—IIS (Internet Information Services) and PWS (Personal Web Server)—and you can also use the freeware Xitami, among others. For consistency’s sake, and because it’s arguably the best Web server available, I’ll show how to install Apache.

As for MySQL, it will run on most Windows operating systems (specifically those that are 32-bit, such as Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP). For my example here, I’ll be installing the latest release of MySQL, along with Apache and PHP, on Windows 2000, but the installation process should be similar for most versions of Windows. But first, two quick notes…. ...

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