Command line tools for managing PHP in IIS

The latest release of PHP Manager 1.2 for IIS now includes Windows PowerShell commands that can be used to install, configure and manage PHP on IIS 7 from command line. In addition those commands can be used to automate the configuration and management tasks.

Here are examples of what can be done with PHP Manager command line tools:

  • Register a new PHP version:
PS C:\Users\Administrator>New-PHPVersion -ScriptProcessor "C:\PHP\536\php-cgi.exe"
  • Get information about current PHP configuration:
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-PHPConfiguration

HandlerName              : php-5.3.6
Version                  : 5.3.6
ScriptProcessor          : C:\php\536\php-cgi.exe
HandlerType              : Local
ErrorLog                 : C:\Windows\Temp\php-5.3.6_errors.log
PHPIniFilePath           : C:\php\536\php.ini
InstalledExtensionsCount : 35
EnabledExtensionsCount   : 9
  • Change PHP version for a particular web site or a folder:
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Set-PHPVersion -HandlerName php-5.3.6 -SiteName "Default Web Site"
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-PHPVersion -SiteName "Default Web Site"

HandlerName      Version      ScriptProcessor             Active
------------     -------      ---------------             ------
php-5.3.6        5.3.6        C:\php\536\php-cgi.exe      True
php-5.2.17       5.2.17       C:\php\5217\php-cgi.exe     False
  • Change PHP settings:
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Set-PHPSetting -Name display_errors -Value On
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-PHPSetting -Name *error*

Name                         Value                               Section
----                         -----                               -------
error_reporting              E_ALL                               PHP
display_errors               On                                  PHP
display_startup_errors       Off                                 PHP
log_errors                   On                                  PHP
log_errors_max_len           1024                                PHP
ignore_repeated_errors       Off                                 PHP
track_errors                 Off                                 PHP
html_errors                  Off                                 PHP
mssql.min_error_severity     10                                  MSSQL
error_log                    C:\Windows\temp\php53_errors.log    WebPIChanges
  • Enable PHP extensions:

PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-PHPExtension -Name *pdo*sql* | Set-PHPExtension -Status enabled
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-PHPExtension -Name *pdo*sql*

Name                                 Status
----                                 ------
php_pdo_mysql.dll                    Enabled
php_pdo_sqlite.dll                   Enabled
php_pdo_sqlsrv.dll                   Enabled
php_pdo_pgsql.dll                    Enabled

Note that the example above demonstrates that it is possible to pipe several commands together. In this particular example the commands are used to enable all PHP extensions that contain “pdo” and “sql” in their names.

  • Get detailed help for commands and their usage examples:

PS C:\Users\Administrator> get-help Get-PHPExtension


Gets the list of PHP extensions available in the currently active PHP version.

Get-PHPExtension [[-Name] <String>] [[-Status] <PHPExtensionStatus>]
[-SiteName <String>] [-VirtualPath <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-PHPExtension cmdlet outputs the list of all PHP extensions available
in the currently active PHP version. The list can be filtered by extension
name and by the status (enabled or disabled).


To see the examples, type: "get-help Get-PHPExtension -examples".
For more information, type: "get-help Get-PHPExtension -detailed".
For technical information, type: "get-help Get-PHPExtension -full".

Also, refer to the PHP Manager Documentation to get more information and usage examples.

Other improvements in the v1.2 include French translation (thanks to Emmanuel Boersma and Sylvain Lecerf) and several bug fixes.

Use Web Platform Installer to get the latest release of PHP Manager for IIS.


ruslany on June 28th 2011 in PHP

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