At a glance
A step-by-step tutorial to install Firebird SQL on Windows and enabling its usage in PHP.
This simple tutorial assumes you already have a working PHP installation.
There's plenty of guides on how to set up PHP, here I'm only showing how to make it interact with Firebird.
Install Firebird SQL
- Download the zip archive: Firebird SQL 2.0.0
- Extract the archive to
C:\firebird (for instance)
- Open a command prompt window (START, Run, "cmd")
- Run these commands, one by one:
C:\firebird\bin\instsvc i -s -a
C:\windows\system32 directory and rename the file to
php\ext directory to the
php directory to the
- Edit your
php.ini, un-comment the line
(you have to remove the semicolon from that line).
- Restart your webserver (Apache).
Install some Firebird SQL Tools
You can manage your databases with some tools:
NB: the default admin username:password pair for Firebird is
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