A sample Apache configuration that enables PHP
The following is a sample httpd.conf configuration file. I’ve bolded the sections you should pay attention to. # Load basic Apache configuration Include basic.conf # Load Modules Include modules.conf # Load the PHP module LoadModule php4_module /usr/lib/apache/1.3/libphp4.so AddModule mod_php4.c AddType application/x-httpd-php .php # Load Logs Include logfiles.conf ServerAdmin [email protected] ServerName www.widgetware.com DocumentRoot /var/www/ ErrorLog /var/log/apache/error.log CustomLog /var/log/apache/ access.log combined <Directory /> Options Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch MultiViews AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory /var/www/> DirectoryIndex index.php Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks MultiViews ExecCGI AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
It’s Tuesday morning. Your boss Jane rushes into your office and tells you that she needs a new web server set up today for a new client.
The client’s domain is www.widgetware.com, a PHP-based groupware application. There’s nothing special about this domain setup, aside from the fact that they need PHP installed and running alongside it.
You already have a Linux box available for the server, so you install Apache 1.3 and PHP4.