Install PHP5 on IIS6 – Windows 2003 Server

A quick Tutorial, if you are a lazy reader, this is for you – Install PHP5 in 5 easy steps:

  • Download the PHP5 Zip Package here
  • Extract it to C:\PHP
  • Add C:\PHP to your PATH Variable
  • Open IIS Configuration Panel, WebService Extensions, add C:\PHP\PHP5ISAPI.DLL and set it to allowed
  • Click down to Web Sites. Right click the folder and select Properties. From the Home Directory tab click the Configuration button. Click Add to add an Application Extension. Enter C:\PHP\PHP5ISAPI.DLL as Executable and PHP as Extension. Leave the rest as default and click Ok.

That’s it, enjoy!


#1 Holmes on 06.16.06 at 11:04 am


#2 Scott on 01.08.08 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for the post but I was still having problems.

I found a video tutorial that might help your readers.

Go to and you can get a pretty straight forward video that helps with this as well.

Hope it helps others like it helped me.

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