October 24, 2020

Install PHP on Windows Server 2008 with IIS7

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In this video I walk you through installing PHP 5 on a Windows Server 2008 and configure IIS7 to allow PHP pages.  It assumes that you have already installed Windows Server 2008, if you still need to do that follow my Windows Server 2008 Installation Video & Guide



  1. In your audio feed, you state that you are downloading the php zip package, however you actually download the nts-installer. I’m still going through the tutorial, i’ll post my results with it.

  2. I just installed a fresh version of server 2008 web edition, downloaded the exact same version of PHP you use in this video, followed your instructions perfectly and I get this error.

    HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error
    c:\php\php-cgi.exe – The fastcgi proces exited unexpectedly

    [13:50:01] >> HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error
    C:\php\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly
    Detailed Error Information
    Module FastCgiModule
    Notification ExecuteRequestHandler
    Handler PHP Extension
    Error Code 0xc0000005

    Requested URL http://localhost:80/index.php
    Physical Path C:\inetpub\wwwroot\index.php
    Logon Method Anonymous
    Logon User Anonymous

    I checked the wwwroot folder and made sure that everyone has owner permissions to see if that was the problem but had no luck. Not sure how something could have gone wrong I followed your example perfectly and even redid the install like 3 times hoping that I missed something, but I havent.

    In command prompt running the php -info command works great, no errors.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, all of the searches I have done online have been about people having this problem when doing mysql or zend ? related stuff which really doesnt apply to my problems at all/

    Thanks for ANY input u may have!

  3. Jame – Enable logging for the IIS server so you can get some more information, it will help in troubleshooting any issue with IIS.



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