PHP is the most common and popular programming language on the web server side. It is installed by most web hosts, has a simple learning curve, and close relationships with the MySQL database, and an excellent set of libraries to reduce development time. PHP can not be perfect, but it certainly should be considered in your web application your next. Yahoo and Facebook and use it with great success.
Why install PHP locally?
PHP is installed on your development computer allows you to create a safe and testing of Web applications without affecting the data or systems to direct the site for you. This article describes the installation of PHP module in the Windows version of Apache 2.2. Perhaps already installed Linux and Mac users.
There are some excellent all-in-one Windows distributions containing Apache, PHP and MySQL and other applications in a single installation file, for example XAMPP (including Mac version), and Web.Developer WampServer. There is nothing wrong with these packages, although the installation of Apache and PHP guide will help you learn more about the system and its configuration options.
Although the installation is available on php.net, I would recommend the manual installation if you already have a web server configured and running.
Installation Guide offers several advantages:
Backup, reinstall, or transfer can be done in seconds the web server (see 8 Tips to stay failure PC) and
You have more control over PHP and Apache configuration.
Step 1: Download files
Download the latest PHP 5 postal packet of www.php.net/downloads.php
As always, the virus file and check the MD5 checksum using a tool such FSUM.
Step 2: Extract the files
We will install PHP files in C: PHP to create this file and extract the contents of the compressed file.
PHP can be installed anywhere on your system, but you must change the paths referred to in the following steps.
Step 3: Configure php.ini file
Version C: phpphp.ini- recommended C: phpphp.ini. There are several lines, you will need to change in a text editor (use the search to find the current setting).
Determine the extension directory:
extension_dir = “C: phpext”
Enable Extensions. This depends on the libraries you want to use, but you must have the following accessories suitable for most applications (remove the comment semicolon)
Extension = php_curl.dll
Extension = php_gd2.dll
Extension = php_mbstring.dll
Extension = php_mysql.dll
Extension = php_mysqli.dll
Extension = php_pdo.dll
Extension = php_pdo_mysql.dll
Extension = php_xmlrpc.dll
If you want to send e-mail messages using PHP mail () function, go into the details of the SMTP server (server of the ISP must adapt):
. For Win32 only.
SMTP = mail.myisp.com
smtp_port = 25
. For Win32 only.
sendmail_from = email@example.com
Step 4: Add C: PHP environment variable to the path
To ensure that Windows can find PHP, must change the environment variable path. In the Control Panel, click System, (then “Advanced System Settings” in Vista), select “Advanced” tab, then click the “Environment Variables” button.
Scroll through the list of system variables and click on the “path” and click the “Change” button. Enter “C: PHP” at the end of the line value of the variable (remember the semicolon).
PHP environment variable path
OK your way now. You may need to restart at this point.
Step 5: Configure PHP as an Apache module
Make sure Apache is not running (the use of “net stop Apache2.2″ command line) and open the configuration file in confhttpd.conf editor. The following lines must be modified:
Line 239, as well as the name of the default index.php file:
DirectoryIndex index.php index.html and
At the end of the file, add the following lines (edit PHP files sites if necessary):
Unit # PHP5
LoadModule php5_module “c: /php/php5apache2_2.dll”
AddType application / x- httpd–php PHP
PHPIniDir “C: / PHP”
Save the configuration file and test it from the command line (Start> Run> cmd):
Step 6: Test PHP file
Create a file called index.php in the web page of the root Apache (htdocs, D, or Web pages) and add this code:
PHP phpinfo <(?);?>
Making Apache started successfully, open a Web browser and type http: // localhost /. If all goes well, a “PHP” page should appear showing all the configuration settings.
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Craig is a freelance adviser to the British Internet who built the first page has IE2.0 in 1995‘s and since that time he has been to strengthen the standards, ease of access, and best technical practices for HTML5. Nearly 1,000 articles have been written and you can find TIPSUSTAAD himcraigbuckler
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