1. Where can I obtain PHP?
You can download PHP from any of the members of the
PHP network of sites. These can be found at
You can also use anonymous CVS to get the absolute latest
version of the source. For more information, go to
2. Are pre-compiled binary versions available?
We only distribute precompiled binaries for Windows systems,
as we are not able to compile PHP for every major Linux/Unix
platform with every extension combination. Also note, that
many Linux distributions come with PHP built in these days.
Windows binaries can be downloaded from our Downloads page, for Linux
binaries, please visit your distributions website.
4. How do I get these libraries to work?
You will need to follow instructions provided with the library. Some of
these libraries are detected automatically when you run the 'configure'
script of PHP (such as the GD library), and others you will have to
enable using '--with-EXTENSION' options to
'configure --help' for a listing of these.
I got the latest version of the PHP source code from the CVS
repository on my Windows machine, what do I need to compile it?
First, you will need Microsoft Visual C++ v6 (v5 may do
it also, but we do it with v6), and you will need some
support files. See the manual section about
building PHP from
source on Windows.
6. Where do I find the Browser Capabilities File?