When confronted with the problem "PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library './php_mysql.dll' - Access is denied.\r\n in Unknown on line 0" I found I had to make the permissions "chmod.exe 755 php_mysql.dll"
(This is on a Windows XP, but I am running Cygwin).
After installing PHP and a web server on Windows, you will probably want to install some extensions for added functionality. You can choose which extensions you would like to load when PHP starts by modifying your php.ini. You can also load a module dynamically in your script using dl().
The DLLs for PHP extensions are prefixed with php_.
Many extensions are built into the Windows version of PHP. This means additional DLL files, and the extension directive, are not used to load these extensions. The Windows PHP Extensions table lists extensions that require, or used to require, additional PHP DLL files. Here's a list of built in extensions:
The default location PHP searches for extensions is C:\php4\extensions in PHP 4 and C:\php5 in PHP 5. To change this setting to reflect your setup of PHP edit your php.ini file:
You will need to change the extension_dir setting to point to the directory where your extensions lives, or where you have placed your php_*.dll files. For example:
extension_dir = C:\php\extensions
Enable the extension(s) in php.ini you want to use by uncommenting the extension=php_*.dll lines in php.ini. This is done by deleting the leading ; from the extension you want to load.
Example 6.8. Enable Bzip2 extension for PHP-Windows
// change the following line from ... ;extension=php_bz2.dll // ... to extension=php_bz2.dll
Some of the extensions need extra DLLs to work. Couple of them can be found in the distribution package, in the C:\php\dlls\ folder in PHP 4 or in the main folder in PHP 5, but some, for example Oracle (php_oci8.dll) require DLLs which are not bundled with the distribution package. If you are installing PHP 4, copy the bundled DLLs from C:\php\dlls folder to the main C:\php folder. Don't forget to include C:\php in the system PATH (this process is explained in a separate FAQ entry).
Some of these DLLs are not bundled with the PHP distribution. See each extensions documentation page for details. Also, read the manual section titled Installation of PECL extensions for details on PECL. An increasingly large number of PHP extensions are found in PECL, and these extensions require a separate download.
Note: If you are running a server module version of PHP remember to restart your web server to reflect your changes to php.ini.
The following table describes some of the extensions available and required additional dlls.
Table 6.1. PHP Extensions
|php_bz2.dll||bzip2 compression functions||None|
|php_calendar.dll||Calendar conversion functions||Built in since PHP 4.0.3|
|php_ctype.dll||ctype family functions||Built in since PHP 4.3.0|
|php_curl.dll||CURL, Client URL library functions||Requires: libeay32.dll, ssleay32.dll (bundled)|
|php_cybercash.dll||Cybercash payment functions||PHP <= 4.2.0|
|php_db.dll||DBM functions||Deprecated. Use DBA instead (php_dba.dll)|
|php_dba.dll||DBA: DataBase (dbm-style) Abstraction layer functions||None|
|php_domxml.dll||DOM XML functions||PHP <= 4.2.0 requires: libxml2.dll (bundled) PHP >= 4.3.0 requires: iconv.dll (bundled)|
|php_dotnet.dll||.NET functions||PHP <= 4.1.1|
|php_exif.dll||EXIF functions||php_mbstring.dll. And, php_exif.dll must be loaded after php_mbstring.dll in php.ini.|
|php_fbsql.dll||FrontBase functions||PHP <= 4.2.0|
|php_fdf.dll||FDF: Forms Data Format functions.||Requires: fdftk.dll (bundled)|
|php_filepro.dll||filePro functions||Read-only access|
|php_ftp.dll||FTP functions||Built-in since PHP 4.0.3|
|php_gd.dll||GD library image functions||Removed in PHP 4.3.2. Also note that truecolor functions are not available in GD1, instead, use php_gd2.dll.|
|php_gd2.dll||GD library image functions||GD2|
|php_gettext.dll||Gettext functions||PHP <= 4.2.0 requires gnu_gettext.dll (bundled), PHP >= 4.2.3 requires libintl-1.dll, iconv.dll (bundled).|
|php_iconv.dll||ICONV characterset conversion||Requires: iconv-1.3.dll (bundled), PHP >=4.2.1 iconv.dll|
|php_ifx.dll||Informix functions||Requires: Informix libraries|
|php_iisfunc.dll||IIS management functions||None|
|php_imap.dll||IMAP POP3 and NNTP functions||None|
|php_ingres.dll||Ingres II functions||Requires: Ingres II libraries|
|php_interbase.dll||InterBase functions||Requires: gds32.dll (bundled)|
|php_java.dll||Java functions||PHP <= 4.0.6 requires: jvm.dll (bundled)|
|php_ldap.dll||LDAP functions||PHP <= 4.2.0 requires libsasl.dll (bundled), PHP >= 4.3.0 requires libeay32.dll, ssleay32.dll (bundled)|
|php_mbstring.dll||Multi-Byte String functions||None|
|php_mcrypt.dll||Mcrypt Encryption functions||Requires: libmcrypt.dll|
|php_mhash.dll||Mhash functions||PHP >= 4.3.0 requires: libmhash.dll (bundled)|
|php_mime_magic.dll||Mimetype functions||Requires: magic.mime (bundled)|
|php_ming.dll||Ming functions for Flash||None|
|php_msql.dll||mSQL functions||Requires: msql.dll (bundled)|
|php_mssql.dll||MSSQL functions||Requires: ntwdblib.dll (bundled)|
|php_mysql.dll||MySQL functions||PHP >= 5.0.0, requires libmysql.dll (bundled)|
|php_mysqli.dll||MySQLi functions||PHP >= 5.0.0, requires libmysql.dll (libmysqli.dll in PHP <= 5.0.2) (bundled)|
|php_oci8.dll||Oracle 8 functions||Requires: Oracle 8.1+ client libraries|
|php_openssl.dll||OpenSSL functions||Requires: libeay32.dll (bundled)|
|php_oracle.dll||Oracle functions||Requires: Oracle 7 client libraries|
|php_overload.dll||Object overloading functions||Built in since PHP 4.3.0|
|php_shmop.dll||Shared Memory functions||None|
|php_snmp.dll||SNMP get and walk functions||NT only!|
|php_soap.dll||SOAP functions||PHP >= 5.0.0|
|php_sybase_ct.dll||Sybase functions||Requires: Sybase client libraries|
|php_tidy.dll||Tidy functions||PHP >= 5.0.0|
|php_tokenizer.dll||Tokenizer functions||Built in since PHP 4.3.0|
|php_xmlrpc.dll||XML-RPC functions||PHP >= 4.2.1 requires: iconv.dll (bundled)|
|php_xslt.dll||XSLT functions||PHP <= 4.2.0 requires sablot.dll, expat.dll (bundled). PHP >= 4.2.1 requires sablot.dll, expat.dll, iconv.dll (bundled).|
|php_yaz.dll||YAZ functions||Requires: yaz.dll (bundled)|
|php_zip.dll||Zip File functions||Read only access|
|php_zlib.dll||ZLib compression functions||Built in since PHP 4.3.0|
Installation of extensions on Windows
I just installed PHP5.2 + Apache2.2 + MySQL5 on Windows XP. Three imporatant things.
1. I tryed to put php.ini in windows directory like in early version. But php can't load it and using default values only. After I put php.ini into php installation directory, everything is fine.
2. You still need to copy libmysql.dll to windows\system32 directory for the mysql extension to work.
3. Don't forget for apache 2.2, you need php5apache2_2.dll instead of php5apache2.dll.
We tried to install PHP 4 ISAPI Module on IIS 6 on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 at the office.
The only way we found out to make these extensions work, is by putting the extensions DLLs in the System32\inetsrv in the Windows directory. We did the same previously with the
php4isapi.dll and php4ts.dll to make PHP work. The system was asking for a password previously.
We cannot explain it, it seems like a problem only occuring with SP2 installed because we never had this problem before. Giving the right permission to the PHP and extensions folders didn't do anything good. It always gave use a permission denied error. We even tried to give full control to Everyone on the PHP folder, same result.
I hope it can help.
Installing PHP5.1.6 on an IIS5.1 system.
Some extensions are not working because of registry(like LDAP).
You need to create a registry file named: "inifilepath.reg"
Content should be the 3 lines under,be sure to define your PHP path correct:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
After creating this file, double click it, click yes, and restart IIS. Hopefully this might solve problem for some, as it solved for me.
I had problems with PHP5/Apache2.2/MySQL 5 installation on a WinXp machine.
I got the
Fatal error: call to undefined function - mysql_connect().
1, use correct version of ext\php_mysql.dll and libmysql.dll
2, !!! edit the CORRECT php.ini (%windir%\php.ini) like c:\windows\php.ini !!!
3, add php installation dir to PATH
4, edit php.ini to load extension php_mysql.dll
If You try to install PHP5 to IIS6 with Oracle....
Then You need some kind of pilot-exams, not for big planes, just a little one.
So: After installations (php.ini is correct see above ie.: extenstion = php_oci8.dll etc)
If You use anonymous access, You'll have a builtin user to use it. Make this user local administrator, or give minimum read access to PHP folder (ie.: c:\php) and ORAHOME (ie. c:\ora92) folders.
If You use Windows Integrated authentication, give for Domain Users minimum read access to PHP folder (ie.: c:\php) and ORAHOME (ie. c:\ora92) folders.
[editor note: this should be fixed in PHP 5.1.0]
The order of the extensions listed in php.ini is causing problems... one must check that a particular extension A is enabled and above extension B if B requires A to be enabled.
The original ordering doesnt make sure that this always happens (ie, A is above B)
I came into this problem when I tried to enable the exif extension under windows. I knew mbstring is required but I kept getting errors even after I enabled both.
The problem can only be fixed by moving the mbstring line above the exif line...