Setting environment manually PHP 5.6 - Windows

Setting environment manually PHP 5.6 - Windows

Installing a Manual PHP 5.6 Environment - Windows

This article will explain how to install and set-up a PHP 5.6 environment with Apache 2.4 so that it'll run Scriptcase.

Follow the steps below with caution.

Download the Apache 2.4 , mod_fcgid and PHP 5.6 on the followinh links:

Apache download

mod_fcgid download

PHP 5.6 download

Note: The PHP that should be downloaded is the Non Thread Safe and all the downloads needs to be in the 32-bit architect.

After downloading the Apache and the PHP 5.4, extract both of them on the root of the C:\ Drive

Rename the folders to Apache24 and PHP, like the example below:

Extract the Mod fcgid, and copy the file and paste it in the directory C:/Apache24/modules

Setting up the Apache

Open the file C:/Apache24/conf/httpd.conf and add the following lines above the line IfModule unixd_module of the file:

LoadModule fcgid_module modules/
FcgidInitialEnv PHPRC "c:/php"
AddHandler fcgid-script .php
FcgidWrapper "c:/php/php-cgi.exe" .php

In the same file search for #ServerName and change it to ServerName localhost:80

Search for:
<IfModule dir_module>
    DirectoryIndex index.html

And change it to
<IfModule dir_module>
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php index.phtml


Add the text: Options ExecCGI in the option Directory "c/:Apache24/htdocs"

Search for IfModule mime_module above this option, add the text below:

Adding the service of the Apache in Windows

Open the Command Prompt(CMD) as Administrator and type the following command:

c:\apache24\bin\httpd.exe -k install


Important: In case of an error, and you're informed that the file msvcr110.dll is missing, you can download the file clicking here. Extract and place the file in the directory : C:\Windows\System e C:\Windows\System32. Run the command again in the command prompt(CMD).


Setting up the PHP 5.6

Open the folder C:\php and rename the file php.ini-development to php.ini.

Now open the file php.ini (C:\php), and search for the variable extension_dir and set the value "C:/php/ext" like the image below.

Remove the comments of the extensions listed below. (To uncomment the extensions, just remove the ";" from the starting point of each extension)



























Set-up the TimeZone according to your region following the list that's available at the php website. Still with the php.ini opened look for the variable date.timezone and insert a value available in the list.

Save all the modifications done in the php.ini and close it.

Restart the Apache running the command c:\apache24\bin\httpd.exe -k restart

Activating the Zend Guard Loader

Download the Zend Guard Loader dll for Windows, on link below and place the dll in the C:/php/ext.

Download ZendGuardLoader

Open the php.ini (C:/php/php.ini) and at the end of the file, add the line:


After this procedure restart the Apache using the command c:\apache24\bin\httpd.exe -k restart in the CMD

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