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need help in installing php

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I am a novice to web designing. But I am interested in learning different programming and scripting languages. Now I am interested in server side scripting and hence want to learn PHP. But even if I learn it I need to set up php on my computer to debug the php scripts. But the problem when I search google for help in php installation the instructions given in most of the websites is very complicated which I fail to understand.

I know installing php is not an easy task. But I would really appreciate if someone gives step by step instructions that are put in simple words that can be understood by a thorough novice. I have signed up with a free cgi web host for the time being which supports cgi scripts using php, perl etc.. Please also brief me what I should do to insert php scripts on my website (any special procedures) ..and how I should set up the ftp to drop my php script in my web host's server etc. My web host provider is www.zendurl.com.

I would really appreciate this help. Thank You.
Dec 9 '06 #1
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sanjay123456
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dear friend ,

tell me which operating system u r using ?

sanjay
Dec 9 '06 #2

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My operating system is Windows XP Service Pack 2 Version 5.1.
Thanks sanjay for seeing my thread so fast. Hope I can I get out of the current problem I am facing..
Dec 9 '06 #3

ronverdonk
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Be aware that you not only have to install PHP, but also a server (like Apache) and maybe MySQL on your PC. Is that your situation?

Maybe it is a good idea, howver tedious it must be for a beginner, to start reading some documentation on installling WAMP (Windows, Apache. MySQL and PhP) on your system. A good place to start is the folllowing
Installing PHP under Windows
Installing PHP

Ronald :cool:
Dec 9 '06 #4

sanjay123456
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Dear srinpraveen,

i extreamly request to u that if u want to work on php than u will be go for linux
becoz there r very easy all this thing ........

sanjay
Dec 9 '06 #5

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Thanks Ronald for the link...I am looking through it..and Sanjay I will consider linux but I don't know whether I will decide on it..because it is only recently that I installed windows service pack 2 on the laptop..
Dec 9 '06 #6

ronverdonk
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sanjay123456: I don't think Linux is a solution here. Anyway, I can't think of any reason why installing LAMP would be easier then WAMP! You still have to go through all the motions of downloading, installing and configuring the stuff. And why is PHP easier to use on Linux then on Windows? Please answer me that!

And besides that, Linux itself is not easier to use then Windows. I am not a big Windows fan, but when I look at the hassle I have to go through finding and installing drivers! Then give me plug and play anytime.

Ronald :cool:
Dec 9 '06 #7

ronverdonk
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You could also have a look at this page at Freeware4U.com who have a very easily installable XAMPP.
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start. At the moment there are three XAMPP distributions: Linux systems, Windows 98, NT, 2000 and XP, and Solaris.

The version and file size listed here is for the Windows OS and is the Installer variation.

FW4U Comments: Very, very nice server package. I can't believe installing Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR, Perl, mod_php, mod_perl, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System for Win32 and NetWare Systems v3.32, JpGraph, FileZilla FTP Server, mcrypt, Turck MMCache, SQLite, and WEB-DAV + mod_auth_mysql could be soooo easy.

If you need to run a local server, you'll likely find, as I have, this one to be one of the easier packages to install and use. Highly Recommended!
Ronald :cool:
Dec 10 '06 #8

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I am a novice to web designing. But I am interested in learning different programming and scripting languages. Now I am interested in server side scripting and hence want to learn PHP. But even if I learn it I need to set up php on my computer to debug the php scripts. But the problem when I search google for help in php installation the instructions given in most of the websites is very complicated which I fail to understand.

I know installing php is not an easy task. But I would really appreciate if someone gives step by step instructions that are put in simple words that can be understood by a thorough novice. I have signed up with a free cgi web host for the time being which supports cgi scripts using php, perl etc.. Please also brief me what I should do to insert php scripts on my website (any special procedures) ..and how I should set up the ftp to drop my php script in my web host's server etc. My web host provider is www.zendurl.com.

I would really appreciate this help. Thank You.
Hello You can use IBServer 1.0 as well : http://ibsoftware.d2digitalmedia.com/ibserver/
Dec 10 '06 #9

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