Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

This section describes how to publish PHP scripts as Web pages on the Apache server.

To verify my Apache and PHP integration, here what I did to publish a PHP script as a Web page on the Apache server:

1. I wrote this simple PHP script, hello.php, with a text editor:

<?php echo "Hello world!"; ?> - PHP script.

2. Copied this script file to Apache document directory, \local\apache\htdocs:

C:\> copy hello.php \local\apache\htdocs

3. View it with a Web browser at http://localhost/hello.php. Surprisingly, I got the following error:


You don't have permission to access 
   /cgi-bin-php/php-cgi.exe/hello.php on this server.

4. Check the error log file: \local\apache\logs\error.log. I saw this message:

[authz_core:error] ... AH01630: client denied by server 
   configuration: C:/local/php/php-cgi.exe

5. I modified the access control section in \local\apache\conf\httpd.conf to match what Apache 2.4 provided for the /cgi-bin directory:

<Directory "/local/php/">
    AllowOverride None
    Options None
    Require all granted

6. Restart the Apache server and run the PHP script again http://localhost/hello.php. The Web page resulted from the PHP script shows up correctly this time:

Hello world! - PHP script.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.0

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

 Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

 Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

 SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Introduction of Class and Object

Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 Downloading Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 for Windows

 Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 on Windows

 Publishing HTML Documents as Web Pages

 Starting and Stopping Apache Server

 Configuring Apache for PHP CGI Scripts

Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

 Configuring Apache PHP Load Module

 Outdated Tutorials


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