If your apache is thread safe then download a thread safe version of PHP7 otherwise download NTS i.e non thread safe version.2.
Place PHP on appropriate place in your XAMPP : Put your PHP7 in your XAMPP.
My current version is 5.2.9-2 My php folder is simply under C:\php If I simply download and unzip the new version, 5.3, which is a little more significant than going from 5.2.8 to 5.2.9, I'm thinking I need to be carefull not to overwrite some files.
I'm thinking 5.3 will have some changes in the file.
This article details installing, testing, and configuring PHP on the Windows Server 2012.
PHP is the most popular server-side scripting language, powering millions of websites including most Woo Commerce stores.
My file allready has some modules activated and such, but if I leave the old file, I might have some incompatibilities.
So, what incompatibilities and other risk do I need to look out for?
It will have to be reconfigured a tad to work with anything you might be working with.
I wonder what I should be carefull of updating PHP on Windows(with Apache).
In order to change your site's version of PHP through IIS Manager, you'll first need to have IIS Manager installed on your local machine, and know how to log into your site with it.
For more information on how to do that, please click here.
Once the PHP Manager module for IIS is installed on the server, you should be prompted to install a new assembly when you log into your site via IIS Manager.
Depending on other changes that have been made, or module's that have been added since the last time you logged in with IIS Manager, there may be several more assemblies to install.
It has many features like that of Word Press, Drupal, etc.
that make it work REALLY well for the needs of all of our clients.