PHP - Looking for help to install Kanboard on Windows 10

I’m trying to install Kanboard 1.2.13 (on Windows 10). But I’m a complete beginner …
I’m following this page’s instructions:
Now, I’m stuck with this information:

Load the PHP module for Apache:

Add this configuration in the file C:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf:

LoadModule php5_module “c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll”
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php

#configure the path to php.ini
PHPIniDir “C:/php”

#change this directive
DirectoryIndex index.php index.html

I’m sure it sounds quite easy to you guys, but I don’t know what “add this configuration in the file” means… I’ve tried to copy/paste this lines in the C:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf file, but as expected, Apache didn’t want to restart after this…

It’d be amazing if you could explain me this part !

Don’t know what to think about Kanboard’s installation. I thought it’d be accessible for my level… :sweat_smile:

Kind regards

I don’t really know anything about Apache/PHP on Windows (nor do I want to learn :smiley:) but:

  1. Check that c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll actually exists
  2. Check that c:/php exists
  3. The latest Kanboard version doesn’t support PHP 5 anymore. You might want to download 7.4 and use that instead.
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Thank you for your reply!

I’m already using the 7.4 version of php.
As for your other suggestions:

  • c:/php exists as I unzipped php package in it
  • c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll doesn’t exist whereas c:/php/php7apache2_4.dll does. So I replaced it and once copy/ pasted in C:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf it gives :

Then, I restart Apache, but it won’t work…

What error messages are you getting? And are there any log files from Apache or PHP that could help explain what the problem is?

Why you dont use some local development AiO solution on windows eg. laragon?


  1. LoadModule php7_module “C:/Php/php7apache2_4.dll”
    (7, not 5)
  2. Make sure php7_module or PHPIniDir is not defined twice. Ctrl+F the file

I too had the same problem, but one key ingredient missing is that you need to install Visual C++ from Microsoft before loading PHP dll in apache and starting the server. Please do check this.