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Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .

Efry

Jul 26 '06 #1
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PTM
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@m79g2000cwm.googlegro ups.com...
Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .

Efry
Just ran your code through my server and it all works ok. Did you run:

phpinfo();

to verify your setup? It would appear you may have a config issue.
Phil
Jul 26 '06 #2

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hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM כתב:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@m79g2000cwm.googlegro ups.com...
Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .

Efry
Just ran your code through my server and it all works ok. Did you run:

phpinfo();

to verify your setup? It would appear you may have a config issue.
Phil
Jul 26 '06 #3

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It probably depends on how / where you set up your server. I'm running
Apache, so I put files in:

Apache_root / htdocs

If you browse to http://localhost, you should get a listing of that
directory (or an index page, if there is one present).

The phpinfo() function will give a listing of all the extentions and
configuration options you currently have with PHP. If a simple:

<? phpinfo(); ?>

program doesn't work for you, you've probably configured Apache / PHP
incorrectly (very likely, it's quite difficult to set up the first few
times)

Jul 26 '06 #4

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greenflame wrote:
Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .

Efry
I'm going to venture a guess that your server is not configured to
execute PHP pages. View the source of the result page - five bucks says
you see the PHP source in there (i.e. it looks exactly like your source
code on the server). The reason you don't see "bla bla" is because the
browser thinks <?php ... ?is just a bad XML declaration or HTML tag
and doesn't display it.

Configuring apache to run .php pages through the PHP engine is
nontrivial if you don't know what you're doing. Be careful.

Jeremy
Jul 26 '06 #5

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PTM
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM ???:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@m79g2000cwm.googlegro ups.com...
Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .

Efry
Just ran your code through my server and it all works ok. Did you run:

phpinfo();

to verify your setup? It would appear you may have a config issue.
Phil
Sorry.
Just copied your code into a test.php file and then loaded it up into a
browser running off my local Apache setup (just as you would have done).
As Eric has said the phpinfo() command can simply be added to any '.php', so
just <? phpinfo() ?in an index.php file WILL return you a LOT of php
information if your php is actually running.

he wasn't kidding when he said 'its quite difficult to set up', in fact that
was probably an under statement.

(ps: try not to pre-post, in other words put your reply at the end, helps
everyone else with reading it top-down)
Jul 26 '06 #6

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PTM wrote:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM ???:
>"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@m79g2000cwm.googlegr oups.com...
>>Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .

Efry
Just ran your code through my server and it all works ok. Did you run:

phpinfo();

to verify your setup? It would appear you may have a config issue.
Phil

Sorry.
Just copied your code into a test.php file and then loaded it up into a
browser running off my local Apache setup (just as you would have done).
As Eric has said the phpinfo() command can simply be added to any '.php', so
just <? phpinfo() ?in an index.php file WILL return you a LOT of php
information if your php is actually running.

he wasn't kidding when he said 'its quite difficult to set up', in fact that
was probably an under statement.

(ps: try not to pre-post, in other words put your reply at the end, helps
everyone else with reading it top-down)

- Create a php file, say you call it 'phpinfo.php', with this:
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

- Find in your Apache2.conf where the 'DocumentRoot' is set and save
that file in that subdirectory.

- Then load the file in a browser.

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

This will show you the PHP configuration.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)
Jul 26 '06 #7

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PTM wrote:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM ???:
- Create a php file, say you call it 'phpinfo.php', with this:
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

- Find in your Apache2.conf where the 'DocumentRoot' is set and save
that file in that subdirectory.

- Then load the file in a browser.

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

This will show you the PHP configuration.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)
Jul 26 '06 #8

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"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@m79g2000cwm.googlegro ups.com...
Hello all,
I have installed apache server on my computer and all it takes to edit
php files locally.
everything works, and i can see my index.php file .
however, the problem is:
everything which is inside the <?php ?>is ignored.
i have even done an echo check with the simplest htmk code.
I'll copy it so you see i've done nothing wrong:

<html>
<head></head>

<body>

this line can be seen when writing http://127.0.0.1/index.php on the
address bar but the bla bla is not.
<?php
echo "bla bla";
?>

</body>
</html>
Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! I can't figure out why is that :(

Appreciate your rapid response. got some things to work on .
Chances are that doing a phpinfo may not work if a simple echo also doesn't
work.

Always worth taking a look at your Apache error log file.

Jul 27 '06 #9

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IchBin כתב:
PTM wrote:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM ???:

- Create a php file, say you call it 'phpinfo.php', with this:
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

- Find in your Apache2.conf where the 'DocumentRoot' is set and save
that file in that subdirectory.

- Then load the file in a browser.

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

This will show you the PHP configuration.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)
Hello all,
thank you for your kind assistance.

as you all think, I believe as well that I have installed it badly.

I have changed the root server to another directory, and it doesn't
recognize php files. i'll go over your suggestions to see if there's
anything I can do.
now, on the new directory I have copied the - htdocs, conf & logs
directories.
on http://localhost/ I still see the list of files.
I'll check on your suggestions and see if I manage to change anything.
Thank you all.
Efry

Jul 27 '06 #10

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well,
after deleting all and reinstalling apache server 2 (the latest
version)
and reconfiguring all. - still with SAME PROBLEM.
nwo the server root is set to another directory/htdocs.
I have copied the directories:

htdocs, cgi-bin, modules, conf, and logs.

some due to a an error.

as said in this correspondence , phpinfo didn't work, as expected.
apache server does not give any error msgs.

I don't understand what I do wrong. please help.

thank you ,
Efry

greenflame כתב:
IchBin כתב:
PTM wrote:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.
>
mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();
>
and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D
>
thank you
Efry
PTM ???:
- Create a php file, say you call it 'phpinfo.php', with this:
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

- Find in your Apache2.conf where the 'DocumentRoot' is set and save
that file in that subdirectory.

- Then load the file in a browser.

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

This will show you the PHP configuration.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)

Hello all,
thank you for your kind assistance.

as you all think, I believe as well that I have installed it badly.

I have changed the root server to another directory, and it doesn't
recognize php files. i'll go over your suggestions to see if there's
anything I can do.
now, on the new directory I have copied the - htdocs, conf & logs
directories.
on http://localhost/ I still see the list of files.
I'll check on your suggestions and see if I manage to change anything.
Thank you all.
Efry
Jul 27 '06 #11

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What OS are you using? Windows? If so, why not consider getting a pre-built
solution and installing that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_WAMPs

Jul 27 '06 #12

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elyob wrote:
What OS are you using? Windows? If so, why not consider getting a pre-built
solution and installing that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_WAMPs
yes, I do use Windows (XP).
I have installed MySQL and as well PHP. but it doesn't work.
the PHP file does load , but the syntax is ignored. the <? php ?>

I will try to do so as I get home and hope it will fix that problem.

Thank you once again.

Efry

Jul 27 '06 #13

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hello again,

I have viewed the page and read some about it.

I have installed all except Linux.

mmmmmmmmh

but i think i'll try anyway.

Efry

elyob wrote:
What OS are you using? Windows? If so, why not consider getting a pre-built
solution and installing that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_WAMPs
Jul 27 '06 #14

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greenflame wrote:
IchBin כתב:
>PTM wrote:
>>"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegr oups.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM ???:
- Create a php file, say you call it 'phpinfo.php', with this:
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

- Find in your Apache2.conf where the 'DocumentRoot' is set and save
that file in that subdirectory.

- Then load the file in a browser.

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

This will show you the PHP configuration.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
_________________________________________________ _________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)

Hello all,
thank you for your kind assistance.

as you all think, I believe as well that I have installed it badly.

I have changed the root server to another directory, and it doesn't
recognize php files. i'll go over your suggestions to see if there's
anything I can do.
now, on the new directory I have copied the - htdocs, conf & logs
directories.
You do not want to move htdocs, conf & logs directories. Just leave them
alone. You only need to change the 'DocumentRoot' to point where you
want to load your php scripts. You could just leave the 'DocumentRoot'
the default and put your scripts in htdocs.
on http://localhost/ I still see the list of files.
I'll check on your suggestions and see if I manage to change anything.
Thank you all.
Efry
Did you add these changes to your apache.conf:

- Add index.php to 'DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var'
- Add these:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
- Add (I am on Windoze and run Apache2 so)
LoadModule php5_module "C:/php5.2/php5apache2.dll"
- I keep my PHP.ini in the PHP_Base_folder, so I configure to the PHP
ini:
PHPIniDir "C:/php5.2"
SetEnv PHPRC "C:/php5.2"

Take a look at this link:
http://www.tanguay.at/installPhp5.php5

Specifically items:
6. Configure PHP5 to Work with Apache
7. Test PHP5

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)
Jul 27 '06 #15

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IchBin wrote:
greenflame wrote:
IchBin כתב:
PTM wrote:
"greenflame" <dy**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@75g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
hi, Phil, and thank you for your rapid response.

mmmm. to be honest, I'd be glad to have more instructions since I have
no idea what or hw to use this function. phpinfo();

and what does it mean to run something through a server? just rephrase,
please.
:D

thank you
Efry
PTM ???:
- Create a php file, say you call it 'phpinfo.php', with this:
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

- Find in your Apache2.conf where the 'DocumentRoot' is set and save
that file in that subdirectory.

- Then load the file in a browser.

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

This will show you the PHP configuration.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)
Hello all,
thank you for your kind assistance.

as you all think, I believe as well that I have installed it badly.

I have changed the root server to another directory, and it doesn't
recognize php files. i'll go over your suggestions to see if there's
anything I can do.
now, on the new directory I have copied the - htdocs, conf & logs
directories.

You do not want to move htdocs, conf & logs directories. Just leave them
alone. You only need to change the 'DocumentRoot' to point where you
want to load your php scripts. You could just leave the 'DocumentRoot'
the default and put your scripts in htdocs.
on http://localhost/ I still see the list of files.
I'll check on your suggestions and see if I manage to change anything.
Thank you all.
Efry

Did you add these changes to your apache.conf:

- Add index.php to 'DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var'
- Add these:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
- Add (I am on Windoze and run Apache2 so)
LoadModule php5_module "C:/php5.2/php5apache2.dll"
- I keep my PHP.ini in the PHP_Base_folder, so I configure to the PHP
ini:
PHPIniDir "C:/php5.2"
SetEnv PHPRC "C:/php5.2"

Take a look at this link:
http://www.tanguay.at/installPhp5.php5

Specifically items:
6. Configure PHP5 to Work with Apache
7. Test PHP5

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________
Thanks a lot, I believe that it is exactly what I need.
I will check it as I get home.
will keep yuo updated. Thank you :D:D:D:D
Efry
>
'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)
Jul 27 '06 #16

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greenflame wrote:
elyob wrote:
>>What OS are you using? Windows? If so, why not consider getting a pre-built
solution and installing that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_WAMPs


yes, I do use Windows (XP).
I have installed MySQL and as well PHP. but it doesn't work.
the PHP file does load , but the syntax is ignored. the <? php ?>

I will try to do so as I get home and hope it will fix that problem.

Thank you once again.

Efry
Maybe short tags is off?

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

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Jul 27 '06 #17

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IchBin wrote:
Did you add these changes to your apache.conf:

- Add index.php to 'DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var'
- Add these:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
- Add (I am on Windoze and run Apache2 so)
LoadModule php5_module "C:/php5.2/php5apache2.dll"
- I keep my PHP.ini in the PHP_Base_folder, so I configure to the PHP
ini:
PHPIniDir "C:/php5.2"
SetEnv PHPRC "C:/php5.2"

Take a look at this link:
http://www.tanguay.at/installPhp5.php5

Specifically items:
6. Configure PHP5 to Work with Apache
7. Test PHP5

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://weconsultants.phpnet.us
__________________________________________________ ________________________

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)

I absolutely adore you!!! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!!!!
PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!

short description of problem: PHP blank screen and source code can be
seen (is not recognized)

solution: follow IchBin's comment here.

Thanks also to the great person who wrote this:
http://www.tanguay.at/installPhp5.php5

step by step and all the little problems that may get in the middke

Jul 28 '06 #18

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