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Lars 01/24/07, 10:54
|OK, here we go:|
My wife has been using Dreamweaver 8 for a while now at home, on Windows 2000 Professional (SP 4) with no problems. Just the other day she says to me "I need IIS (internet information services) installed in Windows 2000, PHP 5 installed, and MySql installed (whatever the latest version is, I forget) so I can train at home with PHP and MySql." OK so I'm pretty handy with PC and software type things, and the installation instructions seemed easy enough, so I install everything for her.
IIS was easy, when I open IE 6 or Firefox and go to http://localhost I get the page shown in the instructions like it's supposed to show. MySql was fairly easy to install and seems to work fine but I've never used it personally so I'm guessing. It shows everything the install instructions show, and looks to be working fine.
Now, PHP...I've installed it both ways: using the windows installer AND just using the zip files you can download from PHP.com. I've done it CGI and ISAPI. I've done the instructions word-for-word, and have even printed out 3 or 4 different set of install instructions off the web and tried them. Everything seems to go OK until I go to http://localhost and try to open a cheesy little test .php file (the instructions have you write a php test file to see if everything worked) located in the 'wwwroot' folder. No matter what I try to do, and with either web browsers, the file will not open with the browser but it opens up Dreamweaver. I'm not a Dreamweaver guru so I don't know if there are settings in it that have something to do with this or ?
Has anyone tried this before?
In fact, http://localhost/test.php (it's called) pops up a 'download, open, or save' dialog box as if I were downloading something from the web......and it only gives me the option of opening the php test file with 'phpdefault', which is Dreamweaver so it opens Dreamweaver. Other than that I get no errors.
I'm lost...am I making any sense? WTF? I appreciate any help if anyone has done this before.
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