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## Apache 2.x on Microsoft Windows

This section contains notes and hints specific to Apache 2.x installs of PHP on Microsoft Windows systems.

Hinweis:

It is strongly recommended to consult the » Apache Documentation to get have a basic understanding of the Apache 2.x Server. Also consider reading the » Windows specific notes for Apache 2.x before reading on here.

Download the most recent version of » Apache 2.x and a fitting PHP version. Follow the Manual Installation Steps and come back to go on with the integration of PHP and Apache.

There are three ways to set up PHP to work with Apache 2.x on Windows. PHP can be run as a handler, as a CGI, or under FastCGI.

Hinweis: Beachten Sie bitte, dass Sie bei Pfadangaben in der Apachekonfigurationsdatei unter Windows alle Backslashes, wie z.B. c:\directory\file.ext, in Schrägstriche umwandeln sollten: c:/directory/file.ext. Bei Verzeichnisnamen kann weiterhin ein abschließender Schrägstrich nötig sein.

### Installing as an Apache handler

To load the PHP module for Apache 2.x, the following lines in the Apache httpd.conf configuration file must be inserted:

Beispiel #1 PHP and Apache 2.x as handler

# before PHP 8.0.0 the name of the module was php7_module
<FilesMatch \.php$> SetHandler application/x-httpd-php </FilesMatch> # configure the path to php.ini PHPIniDir "C:/php" Hinweis: The actual path to PHP must be substituted instead of C:/php/ in the above examples. Make sure that the file referenced in the LoadModule directive is at the specified location. Use php7apache2_4.dll for PHP 7, or php8apache2_4.dll for PHP 8. ### Running PHP as CGI It is strongly recommended to consult the » Apache CGI documentation for a more complete understanding of running CGI on Apache. To run PHP as CGI, the php-cgi files will need to be placed in a directory designated as a CGI directory using the ScriptAlias directive. A #! line will need to be placed in the PHP files, which point to the location of the PHP binary: Beispiel #2 PHP and Apache 2.x as CGI #!C:/php/php.exe <?php phpinfo(); ?>  Warnung Wenn Sie das CGI-Setup verwenden, ist Ihr Server für einige mögliche Angriffe anfällig. Wie Sie sich vor diesen Angriffen schützen können, entnehmen Sie bitte dem Kapitel über CGI-Sicherheit. ### Running PHP under FastCGI Running PHP under FastCGI has a number of advantages over running it as a CGI. Setting it up this way is fairly straightforward: Obtain mod_fcgid from » https://www.apachelounge.com. Win32 binaries are available for download from that site. Install the module according to the instructions that will come with it. Configure your web server as shown below, taking care to adjust any paths to reflect your how you have installed things on your particular system: Beispiel #3 Configure Apache to run PHP as FastCGI LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so # Where is your php.ini file? FcgidInitialEnv PHPRC "c:/php" <FilesMatch \.php$>
SetHandler fcgid-script
</FilesMatch>
FcgidWrapper "c:/php/php-cgi.exe" .php

Files with a .php extension will now be executed by the PHP FastCGI wrapper.

 Please for the love of god, download the threaded version. I spent over an hour trying to figure out why php5apache2.dll could not be found, and while desperately looking through manuals I went into the php 5 structure and found that it doesn't exist in the non-threaded version.This really could use a mention somewhere other than the PHP 5 structure, like the paragraph to the left of the homepage which talks about which PHP version to choose, or this part of the manual which covers Apache... Anywhere but structure, seriously. I would have never guessed to look there. 
 If you come with an error like this: Wrapper xxxx cannot be accessed: blah blah blah when starting Apache.You have 3 choices to solve this problem. Any one of them would work.1. Reinstall your applictions in paths that do not contain spaces.2. Place a backslash before every space in the path set to the FcgidWrapper directive in httpd.conf, like:FcgidWrapper "C:/Program\ Files/PHPServer/PHP/php-cgi.exe" .php3. Use mklink (or junction for windows XP/2003) to create a symbol link to the path of php-cgi.exe's containing folder.run cmd.exe and type this command:mklink /j C:\php\ "C:\Program Files\PHPServer\PHP". or this command if you are on Windows XP/2003junction C:\php\ "C:\Program Files\PHPServer\PHP"Remember this : you need to download junction.exe to use it. Don't know where to download? Google it.Then the FcgidWrapper directive should be like this:FcgidWrapper "C:/php/php-cgi.exe" .phpDon't forget to change the paths above to your working paths. 
 With Apache 2.4 in Windows, it seems that PHPIniDir directive must come before LoadModule directive to be used. Also, name of the DLL file seems to be php5apache2_4.dll, not php5apache2.dll.This configuration in httpd.conf works for me (Apache 2.4.10, PHP 5.6.5):PHPIniDir "C:\PHP"LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll"<FilesMatch \.php$> SetHandler application/x-httpd-php</FilesMatch>  farinspace 10 years ago  Running PHP under FastCGI:Besides the following in your httpd.conf LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so FcgidInitialEnv PHPRC "c:/php" AddHandler fcgid-script .php FcgidWrapper "c:/php/php-cgi.exe" .phpRemember to add the following to the default <Directory "C:/apache/htdocs"> block (or virtual host blocks): Options ExecCGI  Anonymous 12 years ago  i followed henke37's way to for the httpd.confI added all this at the very end of httpd.conf# For PHP 5 #load the php main library to avoid dll hellLoadfile "C:\php-5.2.8-Win32\php5ts.dll"#load the sapi so that apache can use phpLoadModule php5_module "C:\php-5.2.8-Win32\php5apache2_2.dll"#set the php.ini location so that you don't have to waste time guessing where it isPHPIniDir "C:\php-5.2.8-Win32"#Hook the php file extensionsAddHandler application/x-httpd-php .phpAddHandler application/x-httpd-php-source .phps Also i didn't use short open tags as they are disabled in "php.ini-recommended" if you don't change anythingSo use this to test <?php phpinfo();?>NOT <? phpinfo(); ?> short open tagsadded my php directory to the PATH system variable and i start apache manually not as a serviceIt works for me hope it helps you!  10 a solution for simpletons like me 9 years ago  Installing Apache and PHP on Windows 7 Home Premium on a Gateway NV75S laptop with a quad AMD A6-3400MAll I need to do with these programs is to test my website out on my laptop. I have HTML and PHP files. I do not need MySQL as I use html5 storage.Getting and installing Apache1 In your browser go to h t t p : / / h t t p d . a p a c h e . o r g / d o w n l o a d . c g i (without the spaces)2 Click on httpd-2.2.22-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi (this is a self-installing executable file without crypto ... no Secure Socket Layer) (2.2.22 was the latest version on April 25, 2012)3 Click on the httpd-2.2.22-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi file after it downloads (single click on the file tab in Chrome or double click on the actual file in Downloads)4 Click Next5 Click I accept the terms in the license agreement6 Click Next7 Click Next8 Type localhost in the top box9 Type localhost in the middle box10 Type admin@localhost.com in the bottom box11 Click Next12 Click Next13 Click Next14 Click Install and wait15 Cick Yes to allow the program to make changes16 Click FinishTesting Apache1 Type localhost in your browser location box (I use Chrome) or type h t t p : / / l o c a l h o s t (without the spaces)2 The message It works! should appear.Getting and installing PHP1 In your browser go to h t t p : / / w i n d o w s . p h p . n e t / d o w n l o a d / (without the spaces)2 Click on the Installer link under PHP 5.3 (5.3.10) VC9 x86 Thread Safe (Ignore the Do NOT use VC9 version with apache.org binaries comment on the side panel)3 Click on the php-5.3.10-Win32-VC9-x86.msi file after in downloads (single click on the file tab in Chrome or double click on the actual file in Downloads)4 Click Next5 Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement6 Click Next7 Click Next8 Click Apache 2.2.x Module9 Click Next10 Click Browse11 Double click Apache Software Foundation12 Double click Apache 2.213 Double click conf14 Click OK15 Click Next16 Click Next17 Click Install and wait18 Cick Yes to allow the program to make changes19 Click FinishTesting PHP with Apache1 Open Notepad2 Type 'left bracket character'?php phpinfo(); ?'right bracket character'3 Save the file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs as test.php4 Type localhost/test.php in your browser location box (I use Chrome) or type h t t p : / / l o c a l h o s t / t e s t . p h p5 A table with title PHP Version ... should appearDONE  compleatguru at gmail dot com 8 years ago  I am using Windows 8 x64, running Apache 2.2 and php 5.4.20I found that it is necessary to add System Environment Variable PHPRC=[PHP path], so that php.ini is loaded using your PHP path, instead of C:\Windows.This is how I do for my laptopGo to Control Panel\System and Security\System\Advanced System Settings\Environment VariablesAdd New System VariableName: PHPRCValue: C:\php-5.4.20Hope it relieve those who keep having empty string for Loaded Configuration File under phpinfo();  bdav 9 years ago  After spending few hours finally figured out that PHPINIDir path should be in single quotes and with backslash and php module with double quotes and regular slashes:PHPIniDir 'c:\apps\php\'LoadModule php5_module "c:/apps/php/php5apache2_2.dll"AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php  Cameron 10 years ago  Here is yet another aspect of the "faulting module php5ts.dll" crash when trying to start apache.I installed Apache 2.2.18, Mysql 5.1.57 and PHP 5.2.17 (apache module, VC6 thread-safe - initially with no extensions) on a fresh WinXP SP3 system. The versions chosen were because I was trying to replicate as near as possible apps on my Linux server.Everything configured and ran properly without php extensions, so I then reran the msi installer and chose the necessary extensions. I reconfigured httpd.conf but apache then just kept crashing.Eventually I came across the "fix" mentioned elsewhere "copy libmysql.dll to apache folder" and suddenly it worked. But why? I checked and the php installation folder was in the system path. The answer was simply that I had never rebooted. It seems that whatever process controls windows services only reads the path at boot time. I was thrown by assuming that if I started httpd from the command line then it would inherit that path.Here are a few diagnostic tips that helped me along the way:Try the CLI command:php -mand see that the command line version loads all the modules you asked for.in php.ini, enable display_errors = Onanddisplay_startup_errors = OnThe latter pops up a window saying which extension it has trouble loading. Of course it is not perfectly clear, because it says something like 'unable to load "C:\php\ext\php_mysql.dll" - The specified module could not be found'. It lies - it really does find that dll, but it must have failed on the dependency of libmysql.dll.  Bechesa at gmail dot com 9 years ago  Just a note It might be important you include the absolute path to the php.ini file inside the httpd.conf file so that php may load all the module(s).below is an example #BEGIN PHP INSTALLER EDITS - REMOVE ONLY ON UNINSTALLPHPIniDir 'C:\PHP\php.ini'LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_2.dll"AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php#END PHP INSTALLER EDITS - REMOVE ONLY ON UNINSTALLOS: windows 2008webserver: apache2.2  ohcc at 163 dot com 6 years ago  If you come with an error like this: Wrapper xxxx cannot be accessed: blah blah blah when starting Apache.You have 3 choices to solve this problem. Any one of them would work.1. Install your applictions in paths that do not contains spaces.2. Place a backslash before every space in the path set to Wrapper, like:FctidWrapper "C:/Program\ Files/PHPServer/PHP/php-cgi.exe" .php3. Use mklink (or junction for windows XP/2003) to create a link to the path you have installed php in. run cmd.exe and type this command: mklink /j C:\php\ "C:\Program Files\PHPServer\PHP". or this command if you are on Windows XP/2003 junction C:\php\ "C:\Program Files\PHPServer\PHP" Remember this : you have to download online to use this application. Don't know where to download? Go and Google it.Then the FctidWrapper directive should be like this:FctidWrapper "C:/php/php-cgi.exe" .phpDon't forget to change the paths above to your working paths.  gmatwy at gmail dot com 5 years ago  versionhttpd-2.4.23-win32-VC14.zipphp-5.6.26-ts-Win32-VC11-x86.zipinstall path c:/wamp/php path c:/wamp/phpapache path c:/wamp/Apache24used as Apache handlermodify as below#below for apache#modify c:/ to c:/wamp/#modify ServerName to localhost:80 and remove##DirectoryIndex insert index.php#below for php#rename file php.ini-production to php.iniLoadModule php5_module "C:/wamp/php/php5apache2_4.dll"PHPIniDir "C:/wamp/php/"AddType application/x-httpd-php .phpAddType application/x-httpd-php .htmlAddHandler application/x-httpd-php .phpAnd things goes well !  a user 5 years ago  If you are having issues getting the PHPIniDir or LoadModule directives to work and all the suggestions already given do not help, double-check if you are not using fancy quotes around your paths (‘ ’ “ ”).This happened to me because I copied the statements from a random website. In my text editor the difference was barely noticeable, but to Apache it certainly is!For example, this will not work:PHPIniDir “C:/PHP7”But this will work:PHPIniDir "C:/PHP7"  BuggedApache 6 years ago  Windows Apache 2.4.12 (x64) PHP 5.6.5 (x64)If your Apache still outputs code instead of parsing a script. Make sure you put a trailing "\" at the end of the PHPIniDir value and use ONLY "\" in path to PHPIniDir. And "/" in LoadModule. A very subtle "feature" of Apache module. Lost several hours after upgrading to apache x64 to resolve the issue.httpd.conf###############################################PHPIniDir "C:\folder\to\hold\php\"LoadModule php5_module "C:/folder/to/hold/php/php5apache2_4.dll"AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php###############################################  kynetikmedia at gmail dot com 7 years ago  ****Installed and Working 1- Fell Swoop - UPDATED****Installed on Windows 8.1 XPS 12 - Dell 8GB RAM 128GB SSD - Notes - Complications due to Apache latest version causes issues with the PHP handler on install. Following below will get it run right off the bat. Getting and installing Apache1 In your browser go to h t t p : / / h t t p d . a p a c h e . o r g / d o w n l o a d . c g i (without the spaces) - You will need to go 'Other Files' , 'Binaries' , 'W32', and then your installer MSI will be listed as below. 2 Click on httpd-2.2.25-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi (this is a self-installing executable file without crypto ... no Secure Socket Layer) (2.2.25was the latest version on June 4, 2014)3 Click on the httpd-2.2.25-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi file after it downloads (single click on the file tab in Chrome or double click on the actual file in Downloads)4 Click Next5 Click I accept the terms in the license agreement6 Click Next7 Click Next8 Type localhost in the top box9 Type localhost in the middle box10 Type admin@localhost.com in the bottom box11 Click Next12 Click Next13 Click Next14 Click Install and wait15 Cick Yes to allow the program to make changes16 Click FinishTesting Apache1 Type localhost in your browser location box (I use Chrome) or type h t t p : / / l o c a l h o s t (without the spaces)2 The message It works! should appear.Getting and installing PHP1 In your browser go to h t t p : / / w i n d o w s . p h p . n e t / d o w n l o a d / (without the spaces)2 Click on the Installer link under PHP 5.3 (5.3.10) VC9 x86 Thread Safe (Ignore the Do NOT use VC9 version with apache.org binaries comment on the side panel)3 Click on the php-5.3.10-Win32-VC9-x86.msi file after in downloads (single click on the file tab in Chrome or double click on the actual file in Downloads)4 Click Next5 Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement6 Click Next7 Click Next8 Click Apache 2.2.x Module9 Click Next10 Click Browse11 Double click Apache Software Foundation12 Double click Apache 2.213 Double click conf14 Click OK15 Click Next16 Click Next17 Click Install and wait18 Cick Yes to allow the program to make changes19 Click FinishTesting PHP with Apache1 Open Notepad2 Type 'left bracket character'?php phpinfo(); ?'right bracket character'3 Save the file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs as test.php4 Type localhost/test.php in your browser location box (I use Chrome) or type h t t p : / / l o c a l h o s t / t e s t . p h p5 A table with title PHP Version ... should appearDONE  tmnuwan12 at yahoo dot com 7 years ago  I am very new to PHP. I was looking to start a Drupal project and spend almost 4 hours to get Apache and Drupal talk each other.What I found out was there are lots of mismatch in documentation and snapshots.As I am using Windows I found out following two installation bundles works without any issue.php-5.3.28-Win32-VC9-x86.msihttpd-2.2.25-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8y.msiMake sure you install your packages directly into into C: drive in Windows machine (If there are spaces in the file paths it would cause issues).Hope this would help someone.  Guillermo Tallano 8 years ago  Hi guys, In my case, it work right away when I change the version to thread-safe. I spent some time trying the different things that were posted here and I was kind of lazy about downloading a different version, but once I test it with a thead-safe it started right away. So be sure you try this.I was on Apache 2.2, XP and php 5.2.17 thread-safeThis is my conf: LoadModule php5_module "c:/php5/php5apache2_2.dll"AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php#configure the path to php.iniPHPIniDir 'C:\php5\'Good luck!  Amaroq 8 years ago  Like someone else mentioned, on the Windows download page for PHP, ignore the warning about not downloading the VC9 compiled installers for the Apache.org version of Apache.Whoever wrote that is guaranteeing that people install a PHP that breaks their Apache server. (On Windows 7 anyway.) The installer failed to write the correct path info to httpd.conf, and even after fixing that manually, Apache wouldn't start because of missing dlls.Ignore that dumb warning and get the newest installer anyway. Everything just plain works with no hassle and no hunting down dll files over google.  Maw 8 years ago  Good God finally I was able to make PHP 5.2 work on Apache 2.4. For those still having problems with "You don't have permission to run php-cgi.exe", you must replace "Order allow,deny" and "Allow from all" from the PHP directory block with "Require all granted". They must have changed the format with Apache 2.4 since the old method used to work just fine for me before.So the usual method of setting up CGI, I'm sure you already know that you should add these 3 lines to httpd.conf:ScriptAlias /php/ "c:/php/" AddType application/x-httpd-php .phpAction application/x-httpd-php "/php/php-cgi.exe"And now add the directory for PHP:<Directory "c:/php"> AllowOverride None Options None Require all granted</Directory>Important: Notice that instead of "Order allow,deny" and "Allow from all" added into the PHP directory as usual, I replaced them with "Require all granted" as I mentioned above.  Z Carlos at Fortaleza 9 years ago  A Thread Safe version should be used if you install PHP as an Apache module. The Non Thread Safe version should be used if you install PHP as a CGI binary.  bradley dot henke at colorado dot edu 9 years ago  I was able to get apache up and running without any problems. Then I tried installing php and it crashed trying to read "C:/php/php5apache2.dll".Fixed the problem by switching it to "C:/php/php5apache2_2.dll"Hope that helps!  Cooldude 10 years ago  Also had an exception problem when trying to use mysql with apache and php5. I had to add:"<my MySQL folder>\bin" folder to path"<my php folder>\ext" to paththat fixed it  lebovskiy at ua dot fm 10 years ago  I install httpd-2.2.17-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8o.msi and afterphp-5.3.3-Win32-VC9-x86.msi on WinXP SP3. PHP installation add to httpd.conf next lines:LoadModule php5_module "C:/PHP/php5apache2_2.dll"PHPIniDir "C:/PHP"After it Apache dont starts. If remove PHPIniDir line Apache starts ok, but C:/PHP/php.ini dont loaded. So you cant use any extension (for me it's MySQL).I uninstall VC9 version and install VC6 (php-5.3.3-Win32-VC6-x86.msi) version. All works fine now.  halmai 10 years ago  I wanted to install PHP5.3 for Apache2.2 with PostgreSql 9.0 support on WindowsXP. It took me hours to solve it. The following possible problems occur:- You should use the VC6-compiled version of php instead of VC9. The later one does not work properly with apache.- the postgres handler dlls are not working in PHP5.3. The symptom was a misleading and very confusing error message:Unable to load dynamic library 'c:\Progra~1\PHP\ext\php_pgsql.dll'The dll itself was there but when it started to load the other dll (libpq.dll) from the php directory then this caused an error. This error was misinterpreted internally in the above message.The solution was NOT to use the libpq.dll from php but use it from postgres distribution instead. For this purpose I inserted the following line into the apache httpd conf:LoadFile "C:/Progra~1/PostgreSQL/9.0/bin/libpq.dll"This preloads the dll. When php_pgsql.dll would load his own libpq.dll, then there is the preloaded version of this file in the memory already. This prevents us from using the bad version of dll.I hope I helped.  Nick 11 years ago  After using the Windows installer for Apache 2.2 and PHP 5.3.2, and installing PHP as an Apache module (not CGI), Apache would crash and fail to start. There were two problems with the configuration files for Apache and PHP.First, make sure your Apache configuration file reads something similar to:LoadModule php5_module "C:/Program Files/PHP/php5apache2_2.dll"PHPIniDir "C:/Program Files/PHP/"While other users have disabled some or all of the MySQL extensions to prevent all three from running at the same time, I have all of them enabled. However, I do not have PostgreSQL, so I needed to comment out loading the php_pgsql.dll in my php.ini file, as follows:;[PHP_PGSQL];extension=php_pgsql.dllThis stopped Apache from crashing and started successfully.  Michael 11 years ago  The value for FcgidWrapper cannot contain spaces.. This won't work: FcgidWrapper "c:/program files (x86)/php/php-cgi.exe" .php But this will: FcgidWrapper "c:/progra~2/php/php-cgi.exe" .php  Steve 11 years ago  I also had a problem with the PHPIniDir declaration. This is with Apache 2.2 on XP. I had to include a final slash, as in PHPIniDir "C:\Program Files\php\". Apache failed to start if I did not include the slash after php.  Anonymous 11 years ago  If anybody here encounters an error regarding PHPIniDir, change PHPIniDir "C:/php/" to PHPIniDir "C:\php\".  -1 jangirashok at gmail dot com 7 years ago  Can anyone tell me: Why PHP + Apache 2.2.x installation is such a big deal. I am a Java Developer and currently I am trying to learn PHP, but I am not able to install PHP and use it the way we use Java. I could use steps mentioned in comments and run home.php from htdocs folder of apache. But, could anyone please tell me DO I HAVE TO PUT EVERY FILE IN THE SAME FOLDER? Can't I make my workbench where I can put a good project hierarchy and use it like other languages. Its horrible. May be my question is little silly, but I need help for sure.Thanks...  nicolas dot grasset at gmail dot com 12 years ago  Here is how I created a silent install for Apache2.2 and PHP5.2.10 on Windows XP (running on a MacBook Pro):Download Apache2 and PHP5 installer files in a directory and update the msi file names in the following commands.To have PHP installer find Apache2, do not forget APACHEDIR!msiexec /i apache_2.2.11-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi /passive ALLUSERS=1 SERVERADMIN=admin@localhost SERVERNAME=localhost SERVERDOMAIN=localhost SERVERPORT=80 INSTALLDIR=c:\apachemsiexec /i php-5.2.10-win32-installer.msi /qn APACHEDIR=c:\apache INSTALLDIR=c:\php ADDLOCAL=ext_php_mssql,apache22net stop "Apache2.2"net start "Apache2.2"  mjm at alum dot mit dot edu 13 years ago  If you use the PHP 5 installer, you'll notice that it uses the wrong type of slash on Windows!Change C:/Program Files/PHP/" to C:\Program Files\PHP\" and everything works great!  packard_bell_nec at hotmail dot com 14 years ago  If you install PHP as an Apache CGI binary, you can add: AddHandler cgi-script .phpinto Apache httpd.conf, and add shebang line to every PHP scripts like: #!php<?phpphpinfo();?>. But adding shebang line has a disadvantage that if you decided to install PHP as an Apache module afterwards, then the shebang line WILL appear in the web page. In fact, you do NOT need to add shebang line to every PHP script even if you install PHP as an Apache CGI binary, because you can add: ScriptInterpreterSource Registry-Strictinto Apache httpd.conf, and make the registry file and merge it like: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.php\Shell\ExecCGI\Command]@="\"C:\\Program Files\\PHP\\php-cgi.exe\"". Then you will NOT need to change the PHP scripts which do not contain shebang line.  -2 alx dot suvorov at gmail dot com 3 years ago  For PHP 7 configuration just add these lines to the end of httpd.conf file (of Apache):PHPIniDir "/alex/apps/php-7.2.3/"LoadModule php7_module "C:/alex/apps/php-7.2.3/php7apache2_4.dll"<FilesMatch \.php$>    SetHandler application/x-httpd-php</FilesMatch>Here "/alex/apps/php-7.2.3/" is PHP path.Then:1. Rename php.ini-development or php.ini-production to php.ini2. Uncomment / set extension_dir parameter in php.ini; Directory in which the loadable extensions (modules) reside.; http://php.net/extension-dir; extension_dir = "./"; On windows:extension_dir = "ext"You are set. Just re/start Apache server (httpd -k restart). `