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How to enable GD library support for PHP on windows server?

in PHP on May 10, 2020

Just follow the steps:

Step 1:

Go to your PHP folder where your PHP files and extensions are located.

In most cases the location is C:PHP.

Step 2:

Open extensions folder and make sure that php_gd2.dll file is present in it.

If the file is there, skip to step 5.

Step 3:

You need to download the file mentioned in step 2 from http://php.net/

Step 4:

Copy the file in the extensions folder.

Step 5:

Open php.ini configuration file.

It's in C:PHP.

Choose either the php.ini – development or php.ini – production file, and rename it php.ini. (renaming is optional)

Step 6:

Enable php_gd2.dll extension from php.ini configuration file.

Step 7:

You can verify extension-dir through PHP info script.

If you don't have it already, just add the following code in a PHP file and save it as phpinfo.php.

Code for PHPinfo script:


Step 8:

Restart the IIS web server.

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