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Friends</a>&nbsp; | <span style="text-decoration: none"> <font color="#000000"> <a title="PHP and PEAR/PECL on Windows XP Pro SP2" target="_top" style="color: blue; text-decoration: none" href="http://www.javaguicodexample.com/snortiisphpbaseperladodb4.html"> PHP and PEAR/PECL on Windows XP Pro SP2</a></font></span> &gt;</font></span></h1> <hr noshade color="#FF3300" /> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <h1 align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="6" face="Arial"> <span style="line-height:115%;font-weight:400">Running and Testing PHP Engine on Windows</span></font></h1> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b> <font face="Arial">What do we have in this session?</font></b></p> <ol> <li> <h1 style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:0; margin-top:0"> <span style="font-weight: 400"><font size="3" face="Arial">Running PHP Commands from Windows Console</font></span></h1> </li> <li> <h1 style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:0; margin-top:0"> <span style="font-weight: 400"><font size="3" face="Arial">Configuring IIS to Parse PHP files/extensions using FastCGI</font></span></h1> </li> <li> <h1 style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:0; margin-top:0"> <span style="font-weight: 400"><font size="3" face="Arial">Testing the IIS Web Server with PHP Files</font></span></h1> </li> <li> <h1 style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:0; margin-top:0"> <span style="font-weight: 400"><font size="3" face="Arial">Blank Webpage Problem</font></span></h1> </li> <li> <h1 style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:0; margin-top:0"> <span style="font-weight: 400"><font size="3" face="Arial">Working PHP Engine Example</font></span></h1> </li> </ol> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt" align="center"> <script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-8089415323104206"; /* 728x90, created 5/16/08 javaos */ google_ad_slot = "1917524460"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //--> </script> &nbsp;<script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b> <font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; font-weight:bold">Running PHP Commands from Windows Console</span></font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> The following screenshots show running php on Windows command prompt.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="661" height="545" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp037.png" alt="Running php on Windows command prompt - php -h" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="613" height="605" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp038.png" alt="Running php on Windows command prompt - php -i" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> For more readable version, you can redirect the output to a text file using the following command.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><font size="3" face="Courier New"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; ">C:\&gt;</span></font><font face="Courier New">php -i &gt; php_info_test.txt</font></p> </blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt">Our PHP seems to be configured correctly. At least from configuration point of view and try running the following command.</span></font></p> <p style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <blockquote> <p style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;">C:\&gt;php-cgi -v</span></font></p> </blockquote> <p style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt">This should print the PHP version if run from command prompt.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="525" height="151" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp039.png" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b> <font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; font-weight:bold">Configuring IIS to Parse PHP files/extensions using FastCGI</span></font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Next, let configure IIS so that it will recognize and parse any PHP files. Open IIS snap-in, select the Default Web Site &gt; right-click mouse &gt; select Properties menu. This task will sets up IIS to actually respond to requests for php files. Until now, IIS hadn&#39;t known what to do with php files, we just told it to pass them through php-cgi.exe (previously using the DLL. We have tested using php5isapi.dll however it failed!)</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="452" height="458" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp040.png" alt="Invoking the Default Web Site property page" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Select Home Directory tab and click Configuration button.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="472" height="465" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp041.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - the Home Directory page" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> In the Mappings page, click Add button.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="406" height="455" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp042.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - the Application Configuration page" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Click the Browse button to select the DLL/EXE.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="429" height="250" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp043.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - Adding the application extension mapping for .PHP" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Select <b><span style="font-weight:bold">php-cgi.exe</span></b> executable file and click Open button.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="563" height="419" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp044.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - selecting the php-cgi executable for the .PHP mapping" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> In the Extension field, fill in .php for PHP file/extension and in Verbs group box, select Limit to: and type GET, POST, HEAD. You can select All Verbs which should tally with your needs. The GET, POST and HEAD verbs (HTTP methods) will give us the most basic functionalities. Click OK button.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="429" height="250" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp045.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - a complete addition of the application extension mapping for .PHP parsing by IIS web server" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Now, IIS should &#39;understand&#39; file with PHP extension. Click OK button.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="406" height="455" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp046.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - the .PHP file was mapped to be parsed by php-cgi.exe" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Restart the IIS service.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="433" height="418" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp047.png" alt="The Default Web Site property page of IIS - restarting the IIS server and related services" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b> <font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; font-weight:bold">Testing the IIS Web Server with PHP Files</span></font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Let test the PHP engine. Create an <b><span style="font-weight:bold">index.php</span></b> file with the following code and save it in ANSI format.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <blockquote> <pre><code><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">&lt;?php</span></font></code></pre> <pre><code><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">phpinfo();</span></font></code></pre> <pre><code><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">?&gt;</span></font></code></pre> </blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Or the <b><span style="font-weight:bold">index.html</span></b> file (with PHP code) with the following code.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;html&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;head&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;title&gt;PHP Test Page&lt;/title&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;/head&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;body&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;?php phpinfo(); ?&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;/body&gt;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; ">&lt;/html&gt;</span></font></p> </blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Courier New"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;">&lt;? phpinfo(); ?&gt;</span></font><font face="Arial"> doesn&#39;t work because <b>short_open_tag</b> parameter was off by default in php.ini.</font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="591" height="389" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp048.png" alt="Creating sample index.html and index.php test pages" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b> <font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; font-weight:bold">Blank Webpage Problem</span></font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Open the page from Internet browser. Well, we have some problem with both IE and Firefox, an empty or blank page. Take note that the default first web page should be <b><span style="font-weight:bold">index.html</span></b> in this case.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="499" height="332" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp049.png" alt="Testing the PHP code from Internet browser on IIS web server - blank page" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt" align="center"> ------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt" align="center"> <script type="text/javascript"> <!-- google_ad_client = "pub-8089415323104206"; /* 300x250, created 5/16/08javaos */ google_ad_slot = "8146009330"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; //--> </script> &nbsp;<script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt" align="center"> <font face="Arial"> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------</font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="474" height="335" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp050.png" alt="Testing the PHP code from Internet explorer (IE)r on IIS web server - also blank page" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Let check the source.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="472" height="333" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp051.png" alt="Testing the PHP code from Internet browser on IIS web server - blank page - viewing the source page" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> The source was not stripped.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="537" height="282" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp052.png" alt="The index.html source file content was not stripped" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Let check the World Wide Web Service (W3SVCx) log file.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="574" height="333" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp053.png" alt="Viewing the IIS log file for world wide web service" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> The returned code is 200 (200 means OK. The client request has succeeded) and this should be fine. Then, what is the problem?</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="464" height="282" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp054.png" alt="The log file shows the index.html page was loaded successfully with 200 returned code" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Let add the <b><span style="font-weight:bold">.html</span></b> mapping to php-cgi executable in IIS so that the php-cgi can parse the html file. Repeat the previous steps and used .html as the extension instead of <b> <span style="font-weight:bold">.php</span></b>.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="406" height="455" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp055.png" alt="Adding another mapping to IIS" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Use .html as the extension.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="429" height="250" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp056.png" alt="Adding the mapping so that the .HTML file also can be parsed by php-cgi.exe (PHP engine)" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Now, php-cgi.exe can parse both .HTML and .PHP files. Click OK button.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="406" height="455" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp057.png" alt="The IIS web server application mapping for PHP and HTML files" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Restart the IIS service.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="366" height="331" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp058.png" alt="Re-restarting the IIS web server" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Re-check the default first web page.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="472" height="465" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp059.png" alt="VErifying that the first default web page to be served by IIS is index.html" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b> <font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%; font-weight:bold">Working PHP Engine Example</span></font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Reload the web page through Internet browser. Well, it works!</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="644" height="690" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp060.png" alt="Loading the PHP page which extracting the PHP info (php -i) successfully using Firefox browser" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> Then, test the index.php file. It also works!</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="633" height="692" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp061.png" alt="Loading the PHP page which extracting the PHP info (php -i) successfully using Internet Explorer browser" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"> We can test the web page directly from IIS snap-in as shown in the following snapshot.</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center"><font size="3" face="Arial"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;line-height:115%"> <img border="0" width="640" height="480" src="snortiisphpbaseperladodb_files/snortmysqlphperliisoinkmasterwinxp062.png" alt="Reloading the web page from IIS Admin console" /></span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p class="para" style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;<div align="center"><script src="http://tag.contextweb.com/TagPublish/getjs.aspx?action=VIEWAD&cwrun=200&cwadformat=300X250&cwpid=527221&cwwidth=300&cwheight=250&cwpnet=1&cwtagid=85439"></script></div> </p> <p style="margin:0mm;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <hr noshade color="#FF3300" /> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0" align="center"> <script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-8089415323104206"; google_ad_slot = "3545464564"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 15; //--> </script> &nbsp;<script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></p> <h1 align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <span style="font-weight: 400"><font size="4">&lt; <span style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#000000"> <a title="PHP 3.5.2, Windows XP Pro SP2 and IIS 5.1 - install, setup and configure" target="_top" style="color: blue; text-decoration: none" href="http://www.javaguicodexample.com/snortiisphpbaseperladodb2.html"> PHP 3.5.2, Windows XP Pro SP2 and IIS 5.1</a></font></span> | <a title="Java and open source - information, tutorials, install, setup, configure" target="_top" href="http://www.javaguicodexample.com/"> Java &amp; Friends</a>&nbsp; | <span style="text-decoration: none"> <font color="#000000"> <a title="PHP and PEAR/PECL on Windows XP Pro SP2" target="_top" style="color: blue; text-decoration: none" href="http://www.javaguicodexample.com/snortiisphpbaseperladodb4.html"> PHP and PEAR/PECL on Windows XP Pro SP2</a></font></span> &gt;</font></span></h1> </div> </body> </html>