XAMPP is one of the most popular Apache destribution containing Apache, MySql , PHP and PERL. Now it is possible to deploy web services on XAMPP using WSF/PHP extension.
All you need to do is to download WSF/PHP 1.2.0 Win32 Binary release and do the following configuration steps.
1. Unzip the binary package. You will get the directory C:\wso2-wsf-php-bin-1.2.0-win32.
Add C:\wso2-wsf-php-bin-1.2.0-win32\lib directory to PATH environment variable.
( assuming that you unpacked the binary zip to C drive )
2. Copy wsf.dll located in wso2-wsf-php-bin-1.2.0-win32 directory to "C:\xampp\php\ext".
(assuming that you have xampp installed on C drive).
3. Edit the php.ini file located in C:\xampp\apache\bin directory and add following php.ini entries.
Append C:\wso2-wsf-php-bin-1.2.0-win32\scripts to include_path in php.ini as follows.
include_path = ".;\xampp\php\pear\;C:\wso2-wsf-php-bin-1.2.0-win32\scripts\"
Thats it. Now you are ready to try out the samples. So copy the samples directory (C:\wso2-wsf-php-bin-1.2.0-win32\samples) to C:\xampp\htdocs directory.
Now you should be able to run the samples.
Now you can write your own web services and clients using WSF/PHP.