Posts Tagged ‘module’

PHP 5.3.2 x64 (64 Bit) Windows Binary

Some of you requested that I compile 64 bit Windows binaries for PHP 5.3.2 since they are not officially available from the PHP website. And so, I did and you will find the download link at the end of this post. But first let me tell you about a bug in this release that may or may not affect you. 😀

I compiled PHP 5.3.1 a few weeks ago but noticed that scripts that used the mysql extensions were not working. I thought this was because of a problem with the mysql extensions in this particular build, since the scripts were working fine with a 64 bit build of PHP 5.3.0 that I downloaded from

Yesterday, after I compiled PHP 5.3.2, I noticed the same problem. And after a lot of messing around I realized that the problem was because PHP was not resolving “localhost” to “” and instead resolving to the IPv6 address “::1”.  As mentioned before, this problem is not there in PHP 5.3.0, so I believe its a bug in PHP.

A good workaround for this problem is to comment out “::1             localhost” in your “hosts” file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) if it isn’t already, and uncomment “       localhost” if it is commented out by default, as is the case with Windows 7. Another workaround is to use “” in your PHP scripts instead of “localhost”.

Also, I tried compiling the mysql extensions with libmysql instead of mysqlnd to see if the problem persisted. I was able to compile the php_mysql extension successfully with libmysql (the php_mysqli and php_pdo_mysql extensions failed to compile with libmysql), and noticed that the problem wasn’t there. Scripts that used the php_mysql extension to connect to the mysql database with “localhost” defined as the database host, were working fine. So, I have included the php_mysql extension compiled with libmysql with this release.

So far, this “localhost” resolution bug is the only one that I have come across in this release.

Anyway, this release also includes the php5apache2_2.dll module for use with 64 bit versions of Apache 2.2.

And here is the configure log for anyone interested in it.


CRC32: A356949C

MD5: F16FF84C27CBB642B4ED1E25FE997F82

SHA1: DCCF68C0935ECE581D1F0208F6E8A27C265CBF03

ModSecurity 2.5.12 x64 (64 Bit) Windows Binary

I found out recently that ModSecurity 2.5.12 was out and so, as before, I compiled a 64 bit binary for use with 64 bit versions of Apache 2.2 on Windows. Once again, it was compiled with MSVC 9 (Visual C++ 2008) and includes libxml2 2.7.6 and lua 5.1.4.

I am currently using it myself with Apache 2.2.15 on Windows 7. For installation instructions, make sure you read the “README_FIRST.txt” file first. 😀


CRC32: 71D2A7FD

MD5: A86A2779191FBE7B6352ACEE7C3F7345

SHA1: 7A3329199794C967706610E2A25453402DCEBC27