I just recently bought a teach yourself php, sql, apache in 24 hour book and I followed all the instructions for installing all three, sql seems to be the only thing that I successfully installed. I'm new to all three of these environments so I really have no clue what I'm doing wrong, I try to test my phpinfo.php and windows can't read that type of extension, I'm not sure if Apache isn't running either because when I try to start the service it wont start on the toolbar by the clock, but when I go to my start bar and click start in it's folder it seems that there are no errors, I still think that it's not running. Maybe someone could tell me if there is anything I have to do to get apache to run right. I did all of the Php instillation steps by putting and renaming php.ini in my windows directory and adding the loadmodule lines to the httpd.conf file in apache and added the AddType application thingy with the php extensions in it. I really think that it's an apache problem because it seems to say "Running none of 1 Apache services" on the bottom of the screen. I'm a complete newb at this and have no experience with php or apache, I'm a student and I really want to learn how to fire up a nice database oriented website.
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