Questions answered by this recipe
How do I install PHP for PmWiki on Windows?
What configuration changes may be made to PHP to work better with PmWiki?
This information is intended for people who have administrator access to their computer and may have installed PHP to run PmWiki. They may be using PmWiki for an intranet, or for a personal website.
The PHP versions needed for PmWiki are described in Requirements. PmWiki will work out of the box without any changes to PHP.
Use the Microsoft Web platform installer
These are instructions for manually installing PHP, and are dated
Prior to installing PHP the latest version (5) of the installer (.msi) should be obtained from http://php.net/downloads.php. You may also wish to download the documentation from http://www.php.net/download-docs.php.
These notes provide some guidance for changes that can be made to the runtime configuration file
(Sorry this author only has experience with Windows)
Sites running PHP under Windows may not have PHP's mail function configured correctly. Such sites may need to add a line like
to config.php, where smtp.server.com is the name of your host's preferred outgoing mail server. You may also need to set the sendmail_from value if that is not configured:
PHP 4 not recommended, no longer supported
If you are image processing, or have an older slower machine, you could consider changing
You may also need to check your setting for extensions is correct
You may need to enable the gd2 if using an image recipe
It is recommended that you log errors to monitor your settings and check for processing problems
PHP any version
If the recipe has multiple releases, then release notes can be placed here. Note that it's often easier for people to work with "release dates" instead of "version numbers".