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Installation problem

Phalcon extension is not loading. I really want to try out phalcon, already did some extensive googling...

  • Using a Windows 10 System
  • installed xampp (xampp-win32-5.6.23-0-VC11-installer.exe)
  • installed an additional different PHP-Version (php-5.6.0-Win32-VC11-x86.zip) into the directory xampp/php-5.6.0
  • changed all the paths referring to the right php-Version in apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf
  • phpinfo() shows the right php-Version (5.6.0)
  • Downloaded phalcon_x86_vc11_php5.6.0_2.1.0.RC1_nts.zip
  • extracted php_phalcon.dll into the directory xampp/php-5.6.0/ext
  • changed the php.ini by adding the line extension=php_phalcon.dll at the end of the extensions section
  • restarted apache (as a service)

phpinfo() still doesn't show the phalcon extension or module

Any suggestions? Thanx!

Just stop using xampp and start using vagrant/docker.

I suggest you use WAMP, when I was using windows I used WAMP and never had problems with PHALCON, xampp is a bit annoying to set up.

On the long run, build yourself a full GNU/Linux environment inside VirtualBox (VM), you'll need it for other projects too.