Howto Update WampDeveloper’s Apache PHP MySQL Versions

WampDeveloper Pro can switch between all provided versions of Apache, PHP, and MySQL automatically, while retaining all websites, configurations, databases, etc.

The process is exactly the same for Apache, PHP, and MySQL.

We will use PHP as an example here.

To switch or update to the latest provided PHP version…

1. Go into the Components Tab, PHP sub-tab.

2. Click on the download link for the version of PHP you’d like to use.

For example: php-5.6.12.0-r1-win32-vc11-standard.zip

Note that there are different builds of PHP provided for each version: Regular/Standard and FCGI, 32 and 64 bits, run-time (VC6, VC9, VC11, …).

3. After downloading the PHP version, extract the zip file into this folder:
C:\WampDeveloper\Versions\Php\

Important –

If you’ve downloaded and unzipped the above PHP version (5.6.12) correctly and into the proper Versions folder, this file path should now be valid and exact:

C:\WampDeveloper\Versions\Php\php-5.6.12.0-r1-win32-vc11-standard\php.exe

Most of the issues happen at this step, as everything gets unzipped into the wrong folder, into a deeper/extra sub-folder, or the inner files get extracted without their containing folder.

4. In the Components Tab, top right corner, there is a group named “Select Subscription”. Click on its “Channel” drop-down box, it will list items: Current, Stable, Legacy.

Select the Channel this PHP version is part of – and all the Apache, MySQL, PHP branches on system and in that channel will become select-able via their “Use” check-boxes.

For PHP 5.6.12 the channel is “Current”.

Then select this PHP version’s Bits and Type…

Bits: “32”, and PHP Type: “Regular”.

(*this step is only for WampDeveloper v5; WampDeveloper v4 has only 1 channel)

5. Then check-mark the above PHP version (5.6.12) “Use” box (in Components Tab, PHP sub-tab).

If you can’t check-mark it, the PHP version has been unzipped into the wrong path. Otherwise, try closing and opening again the WampDeveloper application.

6. Click “Update To Selected”. WampDeveloper will do the rest. All your websites, the MySQL Database, configurations, and everything else, will remain as-is.

The User-Interface will switch to the new versions in about 10 seconds.

2 thoughts on “Howto Update WampDeveloper’s Apache PHP MySQL Versions”

  1. Hi,

    I’m trying to download both:
    http://downloads.wampdeveloper.com/php/php-5.6.12.0-r1-win32-vc11-standard.zip

    … from your server but it appears that I can’t reach it. Any idea when it will be back up?

    Also, I have PHP v.5.6.18 on my server. I’m fairly certain that I’ve followed all the setup instructions to update my Current channel to use this version, but it never shows up as available in the subscription for this channel. Any suggestions on how to allow this it be installed at the current standard on WampDeveloper under these circumstances?

    Thanks,
    Jayme

    1. Jayme,

      …but it appears that I can’t reach it. Any idea when it will be back up?

      The link does work…, but the problem is that Chrome now blocks all downloads that it considers as “not commonly downloaded” (e.g., that have not been downloaded by 100s or 1000s of other people).

      When you download any of the provided AMP version zips, you have to then click “Keep”, and then again click on “Recover malware?…This file may be harmful to your computer. – Keep Anyways”.

      You can scan these zips with any anti-virus software, and you will not find a single positive signature or detected fault.

      Also, I have PHP v.5.6.18 on my server. I’m fairly certain that I’ve followed all the setup instructions to update my Current channel to use this version…

      Regular or FCGI?

      If Regular, does this path exist?
      \WampDeveloper\Versions\Php\php-5.6.18.0-r1-win32-vc11-standard\php.exe

      If so, right click that file and make sure it is not listed as “Blocked”.

      Make sure you’ve selected Channel:Current, Bits:32, Php-Type:Regular. The “Current” channel should list PHP branches: 5.6, 5.5. The PHP sub-tab should list this PHP version as both on-system and path-valid. And its “Use” box should be selectable.

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