Very new to PHP Script

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Alex_is_Axel, May 2, 2003.

  1. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Goodmorning everyone,

    I am very new to PHP scripting and i am wanting to have a messageboard on my website. I was just wondering if i need to install anything onto my website to make php work? do i need to install anything on my computer to set up php? what do i really need to make php work?

    when i open php scripts on my computer on IE, text comes up of the code of the php script. I have Dreamweaver MX and when i put PHP script on the program, nothing displays on the display area from the script. Is this right? what have i/am i doing/done something wrong?

    Thank you for your help and time

    Sincerly Alex :(
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    PHP is a server side scripting language, therefore you need a webserver (Apache, IIW, PWS) and the actual PHP program itself, which is available from http://www.php.net

    If you want to setup PHP on windows, there is a guide that I wrote in the networking section.
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Just to avoid confusion:
    "and the actual PHP program itself,"

    :)
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    heh, oops :D
    *edits post*

    And just for reference, my guide is here
     
  5. Alex_is_Axel

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    im sorry to be anoying.. but what download of php do i need to download? i went searching and there were loadz of different downloads .. kinda confussed me :(

    Thank you for your help

    Sincerly Alex
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    where exactly are you trying to install it to?

    If its a windows machine, get the windows version, if its linux get the linux version..etc..
     
  7. Zedric

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  8. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    thank you for your help, ill let you know how i get along :happy:

    Thank you Speedy_B and Zedric :D

    :cool:
     
  9. Niall

    Niall Guest

    Save time and sweat

    You can try to install all this or you can have a freeware do it for you:
    Try EasyPHP: Here
    The soft is in English but you will have part of the site in French.
    Here you will find the downloads. Good luck
     
  10. Alex_is_Axel

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    Thank you Niall, Ill give that a try when i next have any real spare time on my hands for me to set up a server etc.

    By the way, :cool:Welcome to NTFS.org:cool:
     
  11. Niall

    Niall Guest

    Thanks !

    EasyPHP actually installes Apache, PHP and MySql in one go. It only takes about 10 minutes to get the whole thing running !
     
  12. Alex_is_Axel

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    My Brother is going to give that EasyPHP a try sometime next week. Ill let you know what he thinks of it

    Alex:cool:
     
  13. X-Istence

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    Just get some hosting from a free host or paid hosting. Much better than hosting it on your PC, unless you just want to test stuff out.
     
  14. Niall

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    Oh Yes

    I must fully agree to this.
    Easyphp sets up a basic apache server with php and mysql. No security settings are made an you MUST ensure a high level of security if you intend to host a live site.
    Do no play around with basic setting or you are exposing yourself to serious trouble.
     
  15. Alex_is_Axel

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    Do you know any free hosting which supports php X-Istence?
     
  16. Zedric

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    if you dont need a whole lot, ask on http://freewebspace.net/forums/

    Mabey some generoes person that has space left will host you. Otherwise tripod.co.uk is your best bet. I dont know of any at the moment that support MySQL that are good.
     
  18. Alex_is_Axel

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    ok. . thank you for your help.. ill look into Tripod.co.uk :)

    Thank you once again

    Alex:cool: