Appendix A. Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PECL on Windows

Throughout the book, we outlined methods of improving different web servers and database configurations but stopped short of outlining a step-by-step guide to installing these tools. This appendix will act as a reference to help you install the main technologies shown here:

  • Apache 2.2

  • MySQL 5.0

  • PHP 5.0

  • PECL

Installing Apache

As of this writing, Apache has released version 2.2.x of its free web server. Using the web site http://httpd.apache.org, click the "Download! from a mirror" link on the left-hand side, as shown in Figure A-1.

Apache HTTP Server Project home page

Figure A-1. Apache HTTP Server Project home page

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