Installation on Windows systems
Table of Contents
This section applies to Windows 98/Me and Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. PHP
will not work on 16 bit platforms such as Windows 3.1 and sometimes
we refer to the supported Windows platforms as Win32. Windows 95
is no longer supported as of PHP 4.3.0.
Windows 98/ME/NT4 is no longer supported as of PHP 5.3.0.
Windows 95 is no longer supported as of PHP 4.3.0.
There are two main ways to install PHP for Windows: either
or by using the installer.
If you have Microsoft Visual Studio, you can also
PHP from the original source code.
Once you have PHP installed on your Windows system, you may also
want to load various extensions
for added functionality.
There are several all-in-one installers over the Internet, but none of
those are endorsed by PHP.net, as we believe that using one of
the official windows packages from
is the best choice to have your system secure and optimized.