This is documentation for installing Apache 1.3.9, PHP 3.011, Perl 5.00502
and MySQL 3.21.29, but should work with ANY recent (or more recent) versions
of this software. Note if you have ActiveState for Perl installed, either uninstall
it, or skip the installation section below for Perl, simply make sure the the
shebang line (the first line of your Perl script) points to the path of the
ActiveState file "perl.exe". See more in Step Two
The ability to develop locally on my laptop has been a fantastic time saver.
Saving, uploading and testing to a remote server is an arduous task. It's easier
to develop locally and then upload once everything is tested.
Configuring for Windows is easy, but the documentation for installation from
the software companies is hideous.
Here's the Easy Way: (pay very close attention to slashes and back slashes below)