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    SitePoint Evangelist Caesar's Avatar
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    Anyone knows what's the easiest way to install PHP on my own computer ? Thanks !

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    chown linux:users\ /world Hartmann's Avatar
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    What OS? If Windows I would either get a self installing version or the .zip file from http://www.firepages.com.au/bundle.php3
    These versions run as CGI modules...

    With Linux, just get the code, untar it, compile it, and your set

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    Download it from http://www.php.net and read the Docs or go to http://www.php4win.de uif you are on a windows machine
    Please don't PM me with questions.
    Use the forums, that is what they are here for.

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    The firepages bundle discussed here does the job nicely. If you're the hands-on type, my article here will tell you everything you need to know!
    Kevin Yank
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    If you just want PHP installed, check out
    http://php.weblogs.com/easywindows

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    SitePoint Evangelist Caesar's Avatar
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    Ok guys, I've just installed the firepages bundle and tested the installation. Everything went fine.

    So where should I put my php files into (I mean which folder should I put the file in) so that I could test the php page on the browser. Besides, which of the extensions should I name the file (php, php3 or php4 ?) ?

    Thanks !

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    chown linux:users\ /world Hartmann's Avatar
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    I believe with V2.0 of the bundle the files go in the www directory. I would name all files .php
    Your files will be accessible from http://localhost/filename.php

    OR if you have a subdirectory

    http://localhost/subdirectory/filename.php

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    SitePoint Evangelist Caesar's Avatar
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    I used V2.0 of the bundle. But when I try to display any PHP files on the browser, a Open With window would open and ask me what app would I like to use to open the php file meaning that they do not regconise the php file.

    What's the equivalent of http://localhost ? Is is c:\ or what ? (I.e Where should I place my php files on the hard disk? )

    Please help, thanks !

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    As Hartmann indicated above, documents placed in the www directory will be accessible under http://localhost/ in your Web browser.
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    I got it. Thanks !

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    chown linux:users\ /world Hartmann's Avatar
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    No problem..... Don't get addicted to the new powers that PHP offers

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    SitePoint Evangelist Caesar's Avatar
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    Gee, ok !!
    Thanks Hartmann !

    Originally posted by Hartmann
    No problem..... Don't get addicted to the new powers that PHP offers


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