I have done quite a bit of searching but I am now thoroughly lost.
My phpBB2 forum has been developed under IIS and MySQL on an XP laptop. I have now found hosting and will need to upload the BB to a linux/Apache server.
Now, I am new to most of this side - but I have been using Linux long enough to be able to get around. Please allow me to set out the problem...
I cannot seem to get a test phpinfo.php page to give me the information a book tells me it will once all is correctly installed:
<? phpinfo.php ?>
is in a file under /var/www/html/
in which my index.html (the home page from the migrating site) resides and loads correctly - even descending into the forum/ path to find the logos etc...
when I direct my browser to 127.0.0.1/phpinfo.php nothing comes up - but when I examine the source I can see the text from the file. Which tells me that PHP4 is not being called.
So I went through the install very carefully and ensured that I had the full PHP paths available and Apache configured thus:
LoadModule php4_module /usr/local/php4.3.2/libs/libphp4.so
but this returns the message in my logs/error_log
[warn] module php4 module is already loaded skipping
and yet prior to adding lines to httpd.conf there was no mention of php* anywhere in the file - I even had to add (as directed) the AddType lines:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .phtml .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
which the book seemed to think should have already been in the conf file (but commented out).
Now my Apache 2 was loaded as an RPM at install and I have become confused since downloading and installing 1.3 because I couldn't find the apachectrl file which I now have and which is working because it is stopping the service that is serving the page in the /var/www/html directory.
This is getting too involved for me to tackle I need some pointers as to why in this case things are not firing so I can get onto the database stuff and get the forum running under Linux/Apache before attempting to upload and go live with the site.