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Auto-install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Win98

prickusprickus Member Posts: 19
OK, so there are actually two questions
I'd like to ask.

First: is it possibe to install and use
Apache, PHP, MySQL on Win98 without having
an internet connection?

If so then second: does anybody know a free
program that would do this for me? Since I've
been trying myself, following documentations and
friends' advices, Apache just doesn't seem to be
in a mood. So I'm sick and tired of it.

Please, help me!

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  • JonathanJonathan Member Posts: 2,914

    : First: is it possibe to install and use
    : Apache, PHP, MySQL on Win98 without having
    : an internet connection?

    Yes, this is possible. You run Apache and MySQL and connect to both using the hostname localhost or the loopback IP 127.0.0.1 and it'll work just great. Of course, you need to obtain Apache, PHP, MySQL somehow.

    : If so then second: does anybody know a free
    : program that would do this for me? Since I've
    : been trying myself, following documentations and
    : friends' advices, Apache just doesn't seem to be
    : in a mood. So I'm sick and tired of it.
    Make sure you are downloading the binaries of all of these. Not the source code. Then install Apache and run it...you may have to play with the config file but if you know PHP then the Apache config file should be easy enough. Try going to your browser and typing:-
    http://localhost/ or http://127.0.0.1/
    And you should see a page saying that you have installed the Apache web server.

    Then, install MySQL. It stands alone from Apache and can be configured quite seperately.

    Then install PHP. I always suggest installing PHP after Apache. You may have to add some lines to your Apache Config file...it will be documented.

    This shouldn't be too much of a chore, though do let me know how you get on. Let me know where you get stuck and I will try to help. Though don't ask me too much on PHP as I'm a Perl guy at heart! ;)

    Good luck,

    Jonathan



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  • fxgfxg Member Posts: 2
    : OK, so there are actually two questions
    : I'd like to ask.
    :
    : First: is it possibe to install and use
    : Apache, PHP, MySQL on Win98 without having
    : an internet connection?
    :
    : If so then second: does anybody know a free
    : program that would do this for me? Since I've
    : been trying myself, following documentations and
    : friends' advices, Apache just doesn't seem to be
    : in a mood. So I'm sick and tired of it.
    :
    : Please, help me!
    :
    :

    Well, you got some good advice from Jonathan. I'd say try what he says first, as you'll have greater control over your config.

    If, however, you're still having trouble and would rather use "a free program that would do this for me..." checkout NuSphere v.3.0 from Nusphere(nusphere.com). It's an integrated distribution package which includes a web-based/GUI installer for Apache, PHP, Perl, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, admin tools, etc.

    I've used the NuSphere product with success, but I still had to tweek Apache's conf and PHP's php.ini files to my environment.

    Also, what are the specific Apache errors:
    - does it just not start...webserver fails to start?
    - does it start/stop, but fail to show a page?

    Note: in Win98, Apache must be run from a console (command window), and not as a service.


    Hope that gets you started.
    Good luck. Talk to you later.

    -fxg


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