I translated a tool from VB to PHP so that we could plug it in as a Drupal module.
There should be another journal entry about the lessons in bitness, thread safety, WAMP administration, and a handful of other hard lessons learned while deploying this tool, but for now we'll focus on a smaller bug dealing with HTML Checkboxes and the way PHP deals with them once the submit button is pushed.
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache can benefit performance of a Drupal site by caching core php functions.
WAMP 2.4 32 bit
Windows Server 2012
Since we're on Windows, we need a .dll to put in our php ext folder. I went, naturally, to the following site: http://pecl.php.net/package/APC. This site gives you three options at the time of writing this post: 3.1.11, 3.1.12, 3.1.13. None of these work.
The grand intention was to make a Drupal/WAMP/Windows Server guide for training our team and making sure the setup is maintainable in my absence.
Second, I wanted a record of all the configuration changes I've made to the server for my own selfish reasons so that I can recall intentions, solutions, settings, and resources quickly.
Third, I wanted to help other folks who are slamming their heads against a wall trying to get WAMP to work. Honestly, it's a fight. We'll consider opening this up to the public at a later date.
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