For “Step 4. Install PHP” of the VuFind installation for Windows, there is a link for the software download. From that page, you can click another link to get to the Windows installer software download. On that page there are options for both a Thread Safe and a non-Thread Safe version. Not really knowing what those meant, I chose the non-Thread Safe version*. 6 hours later, I finally discovered I should have chosen the Thread Safe version. I imagine that when the VuFind install instructions were written, this choice was not available; however, now that it is, it would be helpful for beginners such as myself if the installation instructions specified choosing the Thread-Safe version of PHP.


*I did a little research but didn’t find anything helpful for my level!



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