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Install or extract PHP files ?

Mar 25, 2012 by darkshark

I want to use PHP and I was wondering how to install it.Is there a difference between extracting PHP files in C:\PHP or installing it from the .exe.

Thank you

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Mar 25, 2012 by lionhost
I recommend using the exe version. It's easier and the built-in MSI technology will automate the installation and provide optional configuration choices. But you have to make sure the version you are using is supported by your control panel.
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Mar 25, 2012 by moon_tag
hi there,

If you would like to learn about the php setup and trouble shoot some popular issues, manual installation is recommended. However if you use a Plesk based Windows server, you should install it using the .exe

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Mar 25, 2012 by lightSpeed
Installing PHP from Web Platform Installer is quick and easy with all recommended settings.