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gilazilla

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Ok.. i think i will learn PHP since i heard so much good review about it from you guys or gals here. Thanks alot.

After googling,what version of PHP should i get? Which should i download? there so much other stuff related like "Windows Binaries","UNIX/Linux binaries".

What are those stuff? Anyone can direct me the links and which part to download?
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Well the question is what kind of OP are you going to be running your webserver on? Windows or Linux?

If I where you I would order this book or even try to find it at your local book store. PHP, MYSQL and Apache.

This is the book that I used, for when I was learning how php worked. I think it is a pretty good beginner book. In the link above is the 2nd edition of the book, and I know mine is the 1st edition and it came with a CD - Starter kit which had the latest and greatest version of PHP, MYSQL, and Apache for linux and windows at the time. I am sure that the 2nd edition comes with the same thing but with the newer versions of stuff. One other thing, that might help you with this book is that in the first three or four chapters, it shows you how to setup and configure all of the stuff for linux and windows.

You can also download them seperitaly if you wanted too. Links below.
PHP.net - I wound dl 5.0.4, I just reciently updated to it on my server and it has zend built into it. :tazz:
Apache.org
MYSQL.com
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It would probably be a good idea to get Apache 2 running on your computer then install PHP 4 and MySQL 3. This way you could have a local testing version to play around with. Once you get it running, create a test file in the C:\Program files\Apache\htdocs and name is test.php

Put phpinfo(); in the file, save it, then run it to see if you sucessfully configured PHP.
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Well don't for get about the <?php ?> start and end tags in the file or it will just print phpinfo(); in your browser.

Example:
<?PHP
     phpinfo();
?>

Edited by zao, 19 July 2005 - 08:21 PM.

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Ok.I will look into it.Thanks for the info guys. Now i going to look for a book first. :tazz:

By the way, i am using Windows XP with mozilla and IE. I use Mozilla most of the time. ;)

Edited by gilazilla, 20 July 2005 - 08:18 PM.

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Whoa crap forgot the PHP tags. My bad. I get used to not using them.

I recommend a book on PHP5. I recently read alot about it and it seems even easier than PHP 4. If you want PHP 4, I recommend "PHP and MySQL Web Development" They guide you through setting up your own PHP/Apache/MySQL server in both Linux and Windows.

Enjoy
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Zao, which version must i dl for Apache.org. I am using windows XP. should i dl the Win32 Binary (MSI Installer) OR the UNIX Source.Is Apache 2.0.54 is the best available version ?

For MYSQL should i dl also the WIndows Essential and also the Windows(x86) both version 5.0.9 beta?

I am confused because there are a lot of version and the programmes are not in one file? What are binaries and source files? should i dl both or something?
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My Advice:
EasyPHP.org

This is a nice package that has ONE installer and installs Apache, PHP and mySQL all in one!! In no time you will have a full server environment up and running!

-SW
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