PHP Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 4.18, by Dr. Herong Yang
Configuring Apache PHP Load Module
This section describes how to configure Apache to use Apache PHP load module to run PHP scripts as Web pages. Apache PHP load module is more secure than CGI scripts.
Running PHP pages as CGI scripts is ok for testing purpose. But you should run PHP pages with Apache PHP load module. It's more efficient and more secure.
Here what I did to try to configure the Apache 2.4 server to use the Apache PHP load module. Note that I was using PHP 7.0.
1. Open on \local\apache\conf\httpd.conf and remove all changes I did for supporting PHP CGI scripts to my Apache server secure.
2. Go to the LoadModule section and add:
LoadModule php7_module "C:/local/php/php7apache2_4.dll" PHPIniDir "C:/local/php"
3. Go to mime_module section and add a mime type as:
<IfModule mime_module> ... AddType application/x-httpd-php .php </IfModule>
4. 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:
Hello world! - PHP script.
Congratulation, PHP scripts can be executed on the Apache server by the Apache PHP load module now!
Note that if you are still running PHP 5, you need to use the following setting:
LoadModule php5_module "C:/local/php/php5apache2_4.dll"
Last update: 2016.
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