PHP 5.3.4 x64 (64 Bit) for Windows

PHP 5.3.4 was released a few days ago (December 10, 2010). Last Sunday (December 12, 2010) while I was trying to compile some of the extensions that were requested in my previous post, I decided to check the site to see if a new version of PHP was available and that’s when I saw that PHP 5.3.4 was out. I immediately stopped what I was doing and downloaded the PHP 5.3.4 source to compile it instead. I also decided to compile the requested extensions along with PHP 5.3.4. From the extensions that were requested, I was able to compile the snmp (php_snmp.dll), firebird 2.1 (php_interbase.dll and php_pdo_firebird.dll) and the pecl http 1.0.7 (php_http.dll) extensions. I have also compiled eAccelerator, APC 3.1.6 and Memcache 2.2.6 which I had previously compiled for PHP 5.3.3.

Anyway, as before, I have compiled both thread safe and non thread safe versions of PHP and the additional extensions. They were compiled with Visual C++ 2008 (VC 9) and can be used with my 64 bit Apache binaries.


VC9 x64 Thread Safe

CRC32: 8B1FA8D5

MD5: 631CC93DA3623F2C5C1511D8B963AAC4

SHA1: B506FDF4AAB4F7E41AAB0E72F93D0864E3B6EFF4

VC9 x64 Non Thread Safe

CRC32: 8B730428

MD5: 2C48B977B49D271528AFE05EBE10BEB4

SHA1: 16A071CEA8936F6C46DE5FB2D6EE1CC65214B1AB

Additional Extensions

The pecl archives below contain the APC 3.1.6, http 1.0.7 and Memcache 2.2.6 extensions. (Thread Safe) (Non Thread Safe) (Thread Safe) (Non Thread Safe)

Update: The php_apc.dll extension in the pecl archives above have experimental features enabled in them (enabled automatically by configure command) and may not work as expected. I recompiled the thread safe extension without the experimental features and it can be downloaded from here.

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  • @cvat, @Dtavare and @david

    You’re welcome. 😀


    The php_zip extension is present as a static extension which is why there is no php_zip.dll file. Check your phpinfo().

  • Anindya, thank you!

    btw, is this a bug: enabling APC extension leads to many errors such as “Notice: Unknown: 1. h->opened_path=[null] …” in every php file, and gives warnings and notices with every include and require? The only bug report fitting the description is here:
    Everything works fine with ‘apc.cache_by_default = 0’ though..

  • Ah, memprotect was probably enabled by the “–enable-snapshot-build” flag. Will compile it again without memprotect. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  • @kos

    Sorry for the late reply. By the time I saw your comment the links were working again. I hope you were able to download by now. 🙂

  • Thanks so much for both PHP and Apache, running both of your builds here.

    Anyone else have problems enabling the GetText extension, for me PHP stops working ?

  • Hi, thanks for a great release.

    I use curl a lot. After enable the php_curl.dll extension php/apache wont start, complaining about php_curl.dll isn’t “a vaild Win32-program”

    Any idea about this?

  • sorry for my reply, should have searched more…

    here’s how to fix curl:

    1. Curl depends on ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll they’re in the php folder.
    2. Be sure those files are accesible in a folder of the path.

  • @mrSwede

    I can enable gettext extension without any problems. So not sure why you are having trouble enabling it.


    You can also just add the php folder to the Path environment variable.

  • Hi all, and thanx for your job.
    btw, i cannot run php5.3.4×64 with YOUR Apache 2.2.17×64:
    commenting out lines for php in httpd.conf (LoadModule… AddType… PHPIniDir) apache works… when i try to “run” it with php534 apache do not start.

    Windows Events Log says:
    Nome dell’applicazione che ha generato l’errore: httpd.exe, versione:, timestamp: 0x4cc421d6
    Nome del modulo che ha generato l’errore: php5ts.dll, versione:, timestamp: 0x4d0904d8
    Codice eccezione: 0xc0000005
    Offset errore 0x0000000000127929
    ID processo che ha generato l’errore: 0x1920
    Ora di avvio dell’applicazione che ha generato l’errore: 0x01cbb676acf97e04
    Percorso dell’applicazione che ha generato l’errore: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
    Percorso del modulo che ha generato l’errore: C:\php\php5ts.dll

    this error occurs with every your php5.3×64 version…. with ver. 5.2.6×64 it works well..
    (“C:\php” is in system path variable correctly)
    Any idea to solve this? Thank you in advance..

    • What extensions have you enabled in your php.ini file? Please post both your httpd.conf file and your php.ini file if possible. Also, you have not mentioned the version of Windows that you are using.

  • Hi!

    Maybe Apache is using the old php5ts.dll somehow! Possibly there is another version of the file in a “higher” place reguarding the order of your %PATH%-variable (Maybe in your Windows/system32-folder)

    PHP 5.3.5 and OpenSSL 1.0.0c (Apache) are available

  • @sink

    I don’t think it’s possible to compile 64 bit PHP binaries with VC6 since it does not have 64 bit compiler. Why do you want VC6 binaries anyway? Even in the case of 32 bit PHP, the VC9 binaries provide better performance compared to VC6 ones.


    Thanks for letting me know. I will try and compile PHP 5.3.5 on this weekend. And I will include the latest version of OpenSSL with the next release of Apache.

  • Thanks for these. I was looking for APC that worked with WAMP 2.1e 64bit on Windows 7 and these worked perfectly.

    Just a suggestion, can you update your original post with the updated php_apc.dll without memprotect as I’m sure a lot of people won’t go looking through the comments to find the version that works nicely.

  • my machine: windows 7×64…

    I got it….
    I worked hard to find the process wich was listening on port:80 and caused installation troubles…(SQL reporting service..!!!)
    just uninstall that…and now my “orchestra” is playing good..!
    bye… and thx to all… 😉

  • Hi there.

    Is it possible for you to give me an ETA of when the 5.3.5 64 bit binary will be finished?



  • I was thinking about compiling it last weekend but didn’t get time. Will try to compile tomorrow or definitely this weekend.

  • Do you plan to publish a fresh version of php x64 and apache x64 today?
    If not, I will be very appreciated, if you specify the ETA 🙂 Thank you very much!

    • Yes, new version of PHP but not Apache. There hasn’t been any new version of Apache since 2.2.17. Will post 2.2.18 when it’s released.

      I already compiled PHP 5.3.5 yesterday and will post it today after some testing.

  • Hi, i need to find out what specefic apc version i need.

    Im running

    PHP version:
    Thread Saftey Enabled
    Apache Version
    OS : Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

    Each php_apc.dll i try causes apache not to load, any tips would be appreciated.

  • Hello, thank you for posting. I wonder if you can help me, I’ve been trying to install apc on wamp 2.2 on a windows 7 x64 to no avail. I see you have a lot of apc dlls on your downloads on mediafire, I can’t imagine why. Must all of them be installed, (obviously not), then which of them? I downloaded php_apc without memprotect and was able to select it in the task switcher on wamp, I also added the extension and the following:

    apc.enabled = 1
    apc.shm_segments = 1
    apc.shm_size = 64M
    apc.max_file_size = 10M
    apc.stat = 1

    to php.ini, next, downloaded apc.php from, but my phpinfo() file doesn’t show apc no matter what I do, and apc.php says it isn’t running.

  • Hi
    Need help i download apc.dll from your link :

    I get the error:
    PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc: Unable to initialize module\nModule compiled with module API=20090626\nPHP compiled with module API=20100525\nThese options need to match\n in Unknown on line 0

    I’m using wampserver 2.2 php 5.4.3 apache 2.4.2 or 2.2.22, Compiler :MSVC9 (Visual C++ 2008)
    Don’t know which dll i need ..Help please…
    Thanks in advance

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