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I am trying to load the openssl module, I uncommented it in the php.ini:

extension=php_openssl.dll

But when running my script I get an error:

Failed to connect: 0 Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?

From the PHP documentation:

After activating an extension, save php.ini, restart the web server and check phpinfo() again. The new extension should now have its own section.

I am using a windows server machine, This is production, I really don't want to reboot the server, is there an alternative?

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what type of server do you have ? "Appserver" "wampserver" ??? you have to find httpd.exe process and kill it then restart it – K3rnel31 Nov 21 '13 at 20:21
    
@k3rnel31 its IIS, sorry I forgot to mention – meda Nov 21 '13 at 20:37
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To restart PHP on IIS, you actually need to restart IIS:

Click Start, click Run, type IISReset, and then click OK.
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Thanks this solves my problem – meda Nov 21 '13 at 20:56
    
you are Welcome ! – K3rnel31 Nov 21 '13 at 20:58

WinR iisreset

Or, more verbose: iisreset inside a powershell opened as administrator - or even inside a Cygwin shell.

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