Steps to Install PHP manually on Windows 2016 server
In this blog, we will show the steps to install PHP manually on Windows 2016 server.
- Virtual Machine
- IIS Web Server
- WinCache Extension for PHP
- PHP Binary Files
- VC++ Compiler
- Open the Windows PowerShell and type the below command to install IIS service with CGI extension.
Install-WindowsFeature -name web-server,web-cgi –IncludeManagementTools
- It will take few minutes to complete the installation.
- Once the installation is completed, verify the CGI feature was installed in the server using the below command.
- Go to the below URL to download the PHP 7.1 version.
- Extract the ZIP file to C:\program files folder.
- There will be two PHP.ini files are available in that folder. Rename the php-.ini-development to php.ini.
- Open the php.ini file Add the following line at the end of the file.
- Save and close the php.ini file.
- Right-click on the windows start menu and click on system.
- Click on Advanced system settings.
- Click on Environment Variables.
- Under System Variables, select path variable and click on Edit.
- Click on New button and add the PHP binary path.
- Click OK thrice to close the system properties window.
INSTALL WINCACHE EXTENSION
- Browse the below URL to download the Wincache extension for PHP.
- Scroll down and download WinCache 2.0 for PHP 7.1 under download section.
Note : In this demo, we are installing PHP 7.1, so we are downloading corresponding wincache version
- Once you download, double-click on the wincache-126.96.36.199-dev-7.1-nts-vc14-x64.exe file and extract the files to a folder.
- Copy the php.wincache.dll file to C:\Program Files\php-7.1\ext folder.
CONFIGURE PHP IN IIS
- Open IIS snap-in and click on the server name.
- Double click on Handler Mappings icon.
- Click on Add Module Mapping… under actions menu.
- Provide the below information as shown below. And click on Request Restrictions, under Mapping make sure you have select the File or Folder button.
- Click OK twice to close configuration window. Now the PHP will be listed under Handler Mappings List.
- Browse the below URL and download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 RC package.
- Click on Download and select vc_redist.x86.exe and click Next.
- Once the download is complete, double-click on the vc_redist.x86.exe file. Accept the License Agreement and click on Install button.
- Once the installation is successful click on close button.
- To Verify the PHP extension, place a file named phpinfo.php in your root folder of IIS website and add the below lines in that file.
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
- Open the web browser and access the URL http://localhost/phpinfo.php and able to see the PHP configuration information.
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