Manual quick start for Apache, PHP and ORACLE configuration in Windows OS

Once upon a time, in one of the class I attended, the lecturer while tinkering with the laptop, ask us in an off handed manner, if we know why the oracle express she installed cannot be connected to her program. It hit me then that several years back I had had hard time to do that, and just recently “enlighten” that different with other databases, like mysql when you installed its dbms, you can connect it right away from php, this oracle in order for it to be able to connect to the program need to have the client installed in order for php to be able to recognize the oracle.
Now for example, I need to rig this spec:
– windows xp.
– apache+php webserver.
– oracle 8i database is located in remote machine.
so let’s start configuring:

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Joomla 1.5 migration problem in IIS server

so I got this problem when i try to change my webserver to another machine. based on my joomla 1.0.x experience, i just need to copy and paste the website folder and the mysql joomla database folder.
so like usual, i install IIS server, fastcgi 1.5, php 5.3, mysql 5, vsexpress 2008. I use IIS because i have another webserver using asp.net. Continue reading