I am running Apahe/Mysql/PHP via XAMPP. I am trying to enable openSSL but have run into difficulties. After searching for a way to do this I found a tutorial that directed me to copy the libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll from my PHP root folder to my windows/system32 folder and then uncomment extension=php_openssl.dll in php.ini. However once I looked in my php.ini file I found there was no extension=php_openssl.dll line. If I try to just insert the line I get the following error upon restarting Apache : "PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'C/xampp/php/ext/php_openssl.dll' - the specified module could not be found ". I am running Xampp version 1.7.3. Could anyone suggest a reason why this is not working? Or why the extension=php_openssl.dll line was not in my php.ini file to begin with? Any help is very much appreciated, thanks much!