I use Nusphere's PHP ed as my programming tool. It is simply the best php environment (at least about an year back ... when I researched into the options available).
There is also an article explaining the process on OTN:
However as per my observation I did not need to replace the php_oci8.dll . In fact doing so cause my php code to break.
Heres what I did to get it running:
- Install Nusphere's PHP ed.
- Modify php.ini (c:\Program Files\NuSphere\PhpED\php5\php.ini) that is formed uncommenting the line : extension=php_oci8.dll
- Extract the instant client (I tried : instantclient-basiclite-win32-10.2.0.5.zip from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/winsoft-085727.html ) to c:\instantclient_10_2
- Put c:\instantclient_10_2 in your PATH
- If you are going to use TNSNAMES.ora you can put it in c:\instantclient_10_2 and add a system environment variable TNS_ADMIN and SQL_PATH pointing both to c:\instantclient_10_2
Say you have an entry in tnsnames.ora as :
(DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST =
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 22.214.171.124)(PORT = 1521))
(SID = 69333)
You can now do a simple connect via:
$conn = @OCILogon($user,$password , "rx") or die ("Database Connection Error in file...");