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Can PHP be installed on WinME computer?

Is it possible to install PHP on a stand alone WinME computer, and have
the .php files work exactly like they do on an Internet server?

May 11 '06 #1
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<a8******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Is it possible to install PHP on a stand alone WinME computer, and have
the .php files work exactly like they do on an Internet server?


Yes - but you will need a web server for it to be any use. i.e. Apache.

I would get xammp in one download and get apache, mysql and php in one easy
to install download.
May 12 '06 #2
Domestos wrote:
Yes - but you will need a web server for it to be any use. i.e. Apache.

I would get xammp in one download and get apache, mysql and php in one easy
to install download.


I found "XAMPP Lite 1.5.2"
(http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#646). Would this do
the job?

May 12 '06 #3
In article <11*********************@v46g2000cwv.googlegroups. com>,
a8******@hotmail.com says...
Domestos wrote:
Yes - but you will need a web server for it to be any use. i.e. Apache.

I would get xammp in one download and get apache, mysql and php in one easy
to install download.


I found "XAMPP Lite 1.5.2"
(http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#646). Would this do
the job?


Also you dont need a web server.

I often run tests without apache on Win98 from the command line.
I find it easier and quicker than messing about with web browsers and
servers.
You can even call php through dos batch files (I do all the time)

You can for eg on the command line(with PHP in your path):
c:\php\scripts\php myscript.php

You can pass values to it using argv,argc etc.
in a batch file you can do:
call php myscript.php %1 %2 %3

and so on.

Just remember to do "\n\r" not "<br>" when outputting strings but appart
from that there doesn't seem to be any difference.
tony
May 12 '06 #4
Domestos wrote:
<a8******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@v46g2000cwv.googlegr oups.com...
Is it possible to install PHP on a stand alone WinME computer, and have
the .php files work exactly like they do on an Internet server?


Yes - but you will need a web server for it to be any use. i.e. Apache.

I would get xammp in one download and get apache, mysql and php in one easy
to install download.


I've been wanting to do this for years! XAMPP Lite is the solution.
Thanks Domestos. Here's how I did it:

"How-to: Test PHP Web Pages on a Stand-alone Windows Computer"
(http://llbest.com/TestingPHPWebPagesOffline.htm)

May 13 '06 #5

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