PHP Curl and IIS

Apologies to my normal blog readers, this post is one that I am writing to help others that may need help getting PHP’s Curl up and running on IIS.  You won’t find this post worthwhile unless you have Googled this problem.

Background:

1. Installed PHP 5.2.9-2 using the installer.  Worked Fine

2. Could not access the Curl methods/functions.

 

The problem is that the file that you need is not included in the install.  You need php_curl.dll

Fix:

1. Download the normal PHP Windows Binary Package
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2. Unzip and find php_curl.dll

3. Place php_curl.dll in your installation directory usually c:\program files\php

4. Open php.ini in notepad

5. Find “Dynamic Extensions” in php.ini

6. Insert “extension=php_curl.dll” (without quotes) in php.ini in the Dyanamic Extensions section and SAVE the change.

7. Click “Start”, “Run”.  Type in “IISRESET”.

You should now be able to use the Curl functions.

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