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PHP: What do I need exactly?

   
7:03 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The hosting company I'm with has PHP 4.12 installed on their machine. I'm running Windows 98 -- What will I need to start working with PHP? Programs, editors, etc...

Thanks much.
Madcat

7:04 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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notepad will do the trick and then just upload them to test them :) Nice and simple eh?
7:08 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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an editor and ftp, that's it

you can look at this thread maybe

Editor for PHP [webmasterworld.com]

8:02 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Excellent. Easy for sure. Thanks
9:22 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member nick_w is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



You should really run a web server to test on. There are some links to easy set ups for win here.. [webmasterbase.com]

Nick

9:48 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Nick- Very good article.

But, run a Web server? Do you mean something like Windows IIS? --> This in a way brings me full circle to the original question.

So, I can either just start using PHP with notepad. But, in order to test locally I will need to run my own Web server...but I only have my piece tower - unless you mean a windows personal server or IIS or something...

Thanks for any clarification : By the way, the article expresses the exact groove I'd like to be in eventually. Glad they decided to add this forum here;)

M

9:52 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member nick_w is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Don't worry, you can run a php/apache/mysql system easily on your pc (win) check out the links in the article, I can't remember them all off hand but there are a few solutions....

Nick

4:44 pm on Jun 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>So, I can either just start using PHP with notepad. But, in order to test locally I will need to run my own Web server

Yes, you can actually set up a server off of your own personal computer but just run it for yourself and not allow others access to it. This greatly speeds up development as you don't have to FTP files to your host in order to test your website and scripts. Here is some more info on running PHP/MySQL on a local machine [webmasterworld.com]. I tried FoxServ [sourceforge.net] (toolman's recommendation in the preceeding thread) and really liked it. You download a compiled Apache server, MySQl, and PHP modules all in one package ready to go.

 

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