So I'm struggling to get php curl installed on my windows xp professional machine and I've probably tried 5 different sites which either dont' work or refers to missing file references like the ca certificates and such.

I'm looking to write a php script which logs into a site ssl, captures the page data using regex and emailing it to me. Before I can get there, I need ssl curl. I was wondering if someone can recommend a better site or tutorial which effectively walks me through that step by step.

thanks in advance.

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To enable curl with php you have to follow these steps:

  1. Find used php.ini file. You should just put in script (contents : <?php phpinfo(); ?>) in your inetpub, call it from browser and search for php.ini.

  2. Uncomment extension=php_curl.dll. You can do this by removing ; in front of line.

  3. Check that php_curl.dll exists in extension_dir . If it does not exist - download Win32 zip package of corresponding php version from http://php.net/downloads.php .

  4. Check that libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll are found within path. You can get them by installing OpenSSL http://www.openssl.org/

  • i have php installed through IIS7 web platform installer.. im not sure where PATH is supposed to be.. but i find libeay32 and ssleay32.dll in C:\program files\PHP\v5.3 and all of the following are done and restarted.. but yet it cURL doesn't work. – Irfan Jul 4 '11 at 4:03
  • ^ refer: serverfault.com/questions/286499/… – Irfan Jul 4 '11 at 6:36

I found the same thread on stack overflow


however it focuses on apache running on windows. I need an install which works with IIS and PHP5

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    you can edit your post. no need to add another answer :> – Kristaps Aug 28 '09 at 23:04

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