IIS Aid PHP Installer

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Works WithIIS 5, IIS 5.1, IIS 6
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Updated onJanuary 30, 2007
Uploaded bybrashquido


The IIS Aid PHP Installer is a new PHP installation package designed specifically for IIS that enables you to setup your PHP environment with maximum performance, scalability and security, but with minimal fuss.


The specifics of the IIS Aid PHP Installer are;

  • PHP 4.4.1
  • APC Opcode caching system for vast increases in performance
  • FastCGI mapping in IIS for the ultimate in scalability and stability
  • Tweaked php.ini for security and further performance with tweaks such as;
    • register_globals = Off
    • display_errors = Off
    • log_errors = On
    • output_buffering = 4096
    • register_argc_argv = Off
    • magic_quotes_gpc = Off
    • variables_order = "GPCS"
    • allow_call_time_pass_reference = Off
  • Wide selection of PECL extensions included in install
  • PEAR library pre installed
  • Sessions support
  • File upload support
  • Setup of all environment variables
  • PHP Logging


At face value the IIS Aid PHP Installer is just a standard installer program in that it provides you a simple easy to use GUI interface for installing and configuring PHP on your Windows/IIS system. The real benefit is in how it does it. 

The IIS Aid PHP Installer utilizes FastCGI which massively improves performance and scalability over standard CGI, and is much more stable than using ISAPI which has compatibility issues with many popular extensions which are not multi-thread compatible. In addition to this the IIS Aid PHP Installer uses the APC opcode caching system that caches PHP scripts in a compiled state in memory and/or disk which dramatically decreases script execution times (meaning your content is delivered to your visitors quicker). Finally, the IIS Aid PHP Installer also has a host of other performance and security related tweaks, comes with the PEAR library installed, and has a wide selection of PECL extensions.



  • Windows XP Pro / IIS 5.1
  • Windows 2000 Server / IIS 5
  • Windows 2003 Sever / IIS 6
  • 32-bit operating systems only