Php Tutorial 1 – Setting up localhost

By | August 9, 2011

Hi everyone I’m starting with the tutorials of php here in a series, hope it help you guys, stay updates for a series of php tutorials.

As you know php is a server side scripting language, it is mainly used to develop websites and web-applications. Since it is a server side scripting language you need a server to run your php files, for this there are two options i.e either you get your web hosting account or setup your own server. I find setting up your server is a better option so here I will  tell you how to install it, I use WAMP server which automatically configures php, mysql, apache and phpmyadmin. Just click on the link below to download wamp server:

http://www.wampserver.com/en/download.php

download 32bit version or 64bit according to your requirement.

After installing you will get a shortcut on your desktop, start it by double clicking it you will get a wamp icon in your taskbar.

Click on that icon to get menu…

Wamp menu

>localhost – it will open the address of localhost in your web browser.

>phpmyadmin – this is a installed alias which will help you manage your databases.

>www directory – this is the directory where you will place you php files/projects to run.

>apache – manages apache extensions.

>php – manages php extensions.

>mysql – manages mysql extensions.

 

That was all about installing wamp server i.e setting up a localhost.

Next post will we a very simple post just telling you about a hello world program in php… till then install php… 🙂

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