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Before You Start

The first thing to do before you start the installation process is to decide what sort of configuration you are going to have for this web-server. The modules that you are definitely going to install are:
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • The parts that you are going to have to decide about are:

  • Database Engine: Are you going to use MySQL or SQL Server or both.
  • Apache Options: Are you going to enable features such as Image maps, CGI scripts etc.
  • Optimizer Options: Are you going to use the Zend Optimizer or not.
  • Note that these features can be added on later if you want to do so. However, you might need to repeat certain steps of the Installation procedure to enable these features.

    In practise, the author generally employs the following feature set. Your set of requirements may be similar as well:

  • Database Engine: SQL Server
  • Apache Module options:
    Image Maps: Off
    Actions: Off
    Aliases: Off
    Asis: Off
    Authentication: Off
    CGI Support: Off
    Server Side Includes: Off
  • PHP Module options:
    MySQL support: Off
    Mhash support: On
    SQL Server support: On
    Apache module: On (naturally!)
    GD (dynamic graphics library): Off
    Java module: Off
    Versioning: On
    XML support: Off
    Debugging mode: Off
    Sessions: Off
  • Perl Support for Database Engine: Yes for SQL Server.
  • Zend Optimizer: Yes
  • Sometimes people may want to turn on features such as image maps at a later stage. In this case, all that is necessary is to recompile certain modules.

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