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VERY NEW. What do I have to download/do to get up and running on a
Windows Vista box

Dave
Oct 7 '08 #1
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On 7 Oct, 12:39, Helixpoint <helixpo...@gmail.comwrote:
VERY NEW. What do I have to download/do to get up and running on a
Windows Vista box

Dave
Initially, all you need is PHP and a webserver. There are some bundled
packages which try to simplify the process. PHP will happily work with
Apache, IIS (not free), Xitami and lighttpd - all of which are
available on Windows. There may other webservers too.

Have a google for XAMPP, WAMP, PHPTriad.

At some point you may want to add a database - although PHP includes
an embedded engine (SQLite) most apps need some permanent storage
abckend - and MySQL is usually the DBMS of choice - but you can
equally use many of the mainstream commercial oferings. The other
major OSS DBMS is PostGreSQL - but I don't know if that's available on
MSWindows.

C.
Oct 7 '08 #2

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On Oct 7, 4:39*pm, Helixpoint <helixpo...@gmail.comwrote:
VERY NEW. What do I have to download/do to get up and running on a
Windows Vista box

Dave
download xampp or wamp
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
or
http://www.wampserver.com/en/download.php
Oct 7 '08 #3

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Helixpoint wrote:
VERY NEW. What do I have to download/do to get up and running on a
Windows Vista box

Dave
I personally use AppServ

http://www.appservnetwork.com/

It installs, Apache, PHP, MySQL.

Scotty
Oct 8 '08 #4

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On Oct 7, 7:39*pm, Helixpoint <helixpo...@gmail.comwrote:
VERY NEW. What do I have to download/do to get up and running on a
Windows Vista box

Dave

I use the QuickPHP Web Server - it's small (lesser than 3mb) and
includes a webserver and includes PHP as well. No installation or
complicated config - just download quickphp_webserver.zip, extract
and run :)

http://www.zachsaw.co.cc/?pg=quickph...ester_debugger

If you want to customise your installation of PHP, then download the
zip file from php.net, extract it to a folder, dump the quickphp exe
file into the PHP folder and run it from there (you download the
quickphp_webserver_bare.zip version)

Easy as pie :)
Oct 8 '08 #5

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On Oct 7, 7:39*am, Helixpoint <helixpo...@gmail.comwrote:
VERY NEW. What do I have to download/do to get up and running on a
Windows Vista box

Dave
The most easy way to get started is to use "VS.Php for Visual
Studio" : http://www.jcxsoftware.com/vs.php
This is how I started with a php project two weeks ago.Coming from
asp.net it helped me have a low learning curve - the VS.PHP installs
Apache and php for you as a part of install and includes a basic
version of Visual studio and allows you to debug code - all in one
package. They have one month trial version - try and you will fall in
love with it as i did :)
Oct 8 '08 #6

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