Note: This manual is provided for your convenience only - this is not the official source and may not be 100% up to date.
This section has details about PHP download locations, and OS issues.
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 distribution's website.
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'. Run 'configure --help' for a listing of these.
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.
You can find a browscap.ini file at http://browsers.garykeith.com/downloads.asp.