The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly – Trying to run PHP on IIS 8.0
This problem has been talked about extensively around the forums, but no one is being clear on how to fix the problem. The issue first appeared after installing new Windows 2012 R2 Release. after using the Windows Web platform installer 5.0 to install the framework PHP 5.6.0 and I might add when we tested on PHP 5.5 .11, a simple test page return the error: C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly
You need to install the: Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 32-bit version. and it should be noted that even if your operating system is a 64-bit operating system, you must install the 32-bit version as PHP does not run in 64 bit.
A download link is here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
We are going to cover the deployment of an OpenCart (open source shopping cart) on a Windows 2003 Server, 2008 Server.
We are assuming that the server is setup to run IIS websites, and that you have some general idea about running websites in general on IIS. If this is not the case and you are learning from scratch. Better to learn on Linux server.
Assuming you want to get OpenCart running on IIS.
Step 1 – Web Platform Installer
Install the Microsoft Web Platform Installer on the server from this link.