How to Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows Vista / Windows 7

This is a guide about Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows Vista or Windows 7. Although setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows Vista / 7 is pretty much the same like setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows XP, it seems some people are having problem with it, although the only difference between those two is just there is User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista that basically prevent you from writing / editing files inside Program Files directory if you aren’t opening that files with Admin priviledge even if your account is in Administrator group. And this guide tells you how to configure Apache, PHP, and MySQL even when you installed it to Program Files directory without disabling UAC

Before we begin … this guide is compatible and has been tested with Windows 7 although the screenshots used here is showing the installation process under Windows Vista but that’s because back when i write this i’m still using Vista

Also it doesn’t matter whether you have x86 or x64 version of Vista / 7 installed. The only difference in this case is, if you’re running the x64 version, the Program Files directory for 32-bit program is called Program Files (x86)

And here goes the guide…

How to install Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows XP

So basically this is a rewrite of my previous guide but with a more proper method and beside you can find all the information you need on installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on a single page without going to another page unless you’re running Windows Vista / 7 of course

Anyway to make things short, let’s begin the guide on Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows XP so i don’t waste your precious time ;)

Prerequisite

Apache HTTP ServerDownload Apache – See the update right below this before downloading

PHP for WindowsDownload PHP – See the update right below this before downloading
Make sure to download the Thread Safe version

How to Configure PCSX2 (PS2 Emulator)

So basically because there are still some people reading my old post about pcsx2, so i guess it’s better for me to rewrite it to reflect the new changes although actually there are almost next to no changes but since most people trying to use my sample configuration directly without adjusting it first, i think it’s better to write a new post that shows you directly on which plugins you should be using (note: this is intended for general purpose)

PCSX2 Main Window

But obviously, credits should be given to the PCSX2 Team for making such wonderful program available for free to anyone

And so, let’s begin