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How to install amqp extension for PHP on Windows

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Warning: before the download, check if your PHP installation is thread safe or non-thread safe typing this on Terminal:

php -i|findstr "Thread"

Next, proceed:

  1. Download the right version of the extension https://pecl.php.net/package/amqp
  2. After download, copy rabbitmq.4.dll and rabbitmq.4.pdb files to PHP root folder and copy php_amqp.dll and php_amqp.pdb files to PHP\ext folder
  3. Add extension=amqp to the php.ini file
  4. Check if is everything OK with php -m

It is miserable easy but I have stuck on this for almost two hours.

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sometimes many problems appears when you install php_amqp.dll and abbitmq.4.dll
I make a solution with an example for xampp environnement
you need to pass variable environment PATH with c:\xampp\php
and make rabbitmq.4.dll in C:\xampp\php and php_amqp.dll in C:\xampp\php\ext
take a look in C:\xampp\php\logs\php_error_log for detected if there is some problems.
you need to restart xampp program not service but all the program with quit button to take variable environment .