How to integrate ONLYOFFICE Document Builder into your own web site on PHP


To integrate ONLYOFFICE Document Builder into your own website on PHP you need to download and install ONLYOFFICE Document Builder on your local server and use the PHP Example for their integration. We guide will show you how to run the PHP example on Windows OS.

First, download ONLYOFFICE Document Builder and install it to your computer:

Download the PHP Example from our site and unpack it somewhere to your computer.

You need to connnect the builder to your web site. For that specify the path to the builder installation in the config.php file:

$GLOBALS['builder_path'] = "C:\\ONLYOFFICE\\DocumentBuilder\\docbuilder.exe";

You can use any web server capable of runnig PHP code to run the sample. We will demonstrate how to run the PHP sample using Internet Information Services (IIS) web server. To set up and configure PHP on IIS PHP Manager for IIS will be used.

  1. PHP Manager for IIS configuration:

    After PHP Manager for IIS installation is complete launch the IIS Manager:

    Start -> ControlPanel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

    and find the PHP Manager feature in the Features View in IIS.

    You need to register the installed PHP version in IIS using PHP Manager.

    Double-click PHP Manager to open it, click the Register new PHP version task and specify the full path to the main PHP executable file location. For example: C:\Program Files\PHP\php-cgi.exe.

    After clicking OK the new PHP version will be registered with IIS and will become active.

  2. Configure IIS to handle PHP requests:

    For IIS to host PHP applications, you must add handler mapping that tells IIS to pass all PHP-specific requests to the PHP application framework by using the FastCGI protocol.

    Double-click the Handler Mappings feature:

    In the Action panel, click Add Module Mapping. In the Add Module Mapping dialog box, specify the configuration settings as follows:

    • Request path: *.php,
    • Module: FastCgiModule,
    • Executable: "C:\[Path to your PHP installation]\php-cgi.exe",
    • Name: PHP via FastCGI,

      click OK.

After IIS manager configuration is complete everything is ready for running the PHP example.

  1. Add your web site in the IIS Manager:

    On the Connections panel right-click the Sites node in the tree, then click Add Website.

  2. In the Add Website dialog box specify the name of the folder with the PHP project in the Site name box.

    Specify the path to the folder with your project in the Physical Path box.

    Specify the unique value used only for this website in the Port box.

  3. Browse your web site with the IIS manager:

    Right-click the site -> Manage Website -> Browse