annaomono wrote:I am on Window XP, php5 (manual zip installation).
... and you did NOT read the "readme.txt" (or similar) in the PHP5 folder, which contains the necessary steps how to configure Apache (httpd.conf) in order to run PHP Scripts thru PHP5. The default Apache installation does not parse PHP scripts, you have to change httpd.conf (according to the readme).
Obviously you installed Apache/PHP5 (and MySQL?) manually, whereas you ask in the Xampp Forum - rather strange!? Why dont you simply install the Xampp Package, it comes preconfigured and Apache/PHP/MySQL are running "out of the box"? Even more, it looks as if you installed Xampp AND additional Apache AND additional PHP5 - what the hell are you doing??