Go to the DOS prompt (There should be a shortcut on the Windows start
menu. Stay calm when the screen goes black after clicking - it's supposed to
Test Apache and PHP: Go to your browser and type this "http://localhost"
If it worked you'll see the output of the PHP script saved as the home
(index.html) page above.
Any error messages are probably a function of a simple
error in the php.ini or the httpd.conf file. Check your paths - and check
to make sure you have the back slahes and forward slashes exactly as
they are written in the text of this documentation.
Test MySQL Open another dos window, go to the "C:/mysql/bin"
directory, and type mysqld
mysqlshow -u root mysql
mysqladmin version status proc
You should now be logged into the MySQL server.
Test Perl: Create a test script in your text editor - something like this
print "content-type: text/html\n\n";
Save this file in the /cgi-bin/ specified under "Configure Apache"
Point the browser to the new script you just created. Success will yield "hello"
- any 500 errors will be problems with the shebang line of the script. Make
sure this is correct if you are having problems with perl.
Important things to remember:
You must run apache first, then MySQL, and any changes made to the apache
config files in httpd.conf will only take place once your shutdown and
restart the server.
To shut down the server, type "Control-C" from the window
To run perl scripts from the command line in a DOS window, simply go
to the Windows Explorer menu, associate ".pl" and any other
extender to the perl.exe program installed above, then type "perl
script-to-run.pl" from the DOS prompt.