Skip to main content

This site requires you to update your browser. Your browsing experience maybe affected by not having the most up to date version.

We're retiring the forums!

The SilverStripe forums have passed their heyday. They'll stick around, but will be read only. We'd encourage you to get involved in the community via the following channels instead:

Installing SilverStripe /

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

Moderators: martimiz, Sean, Ed, biapar, Willr, Ingo, swaiba

Pre-installation problems: with GD2 library and support

Go to End



Community Member, 1 Post

6 September 2011 at 1:45am


I wanted to try SilverStripe and know some PHP and JavaScript but I'm more designer than web developer. I slowly worked for each requirements for 9 hours, searched forum and google. There are two problems I didn't find answer to:
First one is about GD2.
"GD support for PHP not included."
- I have gd2.dll in PHP/ext
- enabled gd2.dll in php.ini in PHP folder and even - after some reading - copied php.ini to Apache/bin

There is no gd2 in phpinfo, but I don't know if it's supposed to be.

Windows 7 Home
PHP 5.3.5 for Windows (it's called php-5.3.5-Win32-VC6-x86)
Apache 2.2
Mysql 5.5 (64x)

Can someone give me the littlest clue about what may be wrong?

Second one is about support database in PHP. I am still working on it. Can I ask it? I do know it's not strictly SS problem.