Recently, I started upgrading all my applications to the latest versions or at least upto the version my hosting providers uses – i was using Apache
1.3.x HTTP Server, but I’ve finally upgraded to the latest version which is Apache 2.2.15 & PHP 5.3.2 as of writing this post. I think it’s a good idea to keep your Apache / PHP and MySQL up-to date with the latest release or at least up-to date to match your Web Hosting Provider. Anyways, while i was upgrading from Apache 1.3.4 to Apache 2.2.15 i ran into a problem – Apache 2 actually installed pretty smoothly without any complicated issues arising. After the Apache & PHP Installation
i started to setup Apache to use PHP where the real problem begin, Apache couldn’t load the
php5apache2.dll Module, it was saying that the module can’t be found (look at the below pic to see the error i was getting). I was using the PHP Installation Manual (install.txt) all this time that came included with the PHP zip file, i had the below values added as said in that install file:
# For PHP 5 do something like this: LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2.dll" AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
# configure the path to php.ini PHPIniDir "C:/php" I then double checked the PHP installation directory to make sure there is a file called php5apache2.dll and sure enough, it was there. While i was checking for the above file
i also noticed that there is another file in that directory called php5apache2_2.dll. I tried giving that file a try and change the file name in httpd.conf from
php5apache2_2.dll, Which got it working! It was a really simple fix but very easy to overlook it. Hope this will save others (who come across this issue) some valuable time.