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[6 Nov 2009 by Keshav Shetty | No Comment | 8,313 views]

Introduction to php
Install and setup php development environment (for MS Windows)
Chapter 1


[6 Nov 2009 by Keshav Shetty | No Comment | 4,280 views]

The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor.
The initial version PHP was written by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995 and known as PHP/FI i.e Personal Home Page / Forms Interpreter.
Over the period of 15 years PHP evolved into major and great language for web development, latest 5.0+ version supports object model.
Today it is preferred language for data-driven web application, its popularity grown to such an extent that today it is hosted over 30 million web site which accounts for over 20% of the domains on the Internet
For the complete history visit php history
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[6 Nov 2009 by Keshav Shetty | 2 Comments | 7,888 views]

In order to start development with php you need three components

Database (I prefer Mysql)
Web server (I prefer Apache)
PHP interpreter

I assume you are using MS Windows for your development.
First download and install MySql from MySql 5.0 downloads
Next download and install Apache from Apache 2.2 downloads
Next download and unzip php to say c: from PHP 5.2 download
Some additional steps

Copy php.ini-recommended as php.ini in your PHP installation directory
In new php.ini file update the properties extension_dir = “c:\php\ext\” (I assume that you extracted php to c:\php folder – if it is different update your …