CHAPTER 2Configuring Your Environment

Chances are you're going to rely upon an existing corporate IT infrastructure or a third-party Web hosting provider for hosting your PHP-driven Web sites, alleviating you of the need to attain a deep understanding of how to build and administrate a Web server. However, as most prefer to develop applications on a local workstation or laptop, or on a dedicated development server, you're likely going to need to know how to at least install and configure PHP and a Web server (in this case, Apache and Microsoft IIS).

Having at least a rudimentary understanding of this process has a second benefit as well: it provides you with the opportunity to learn more about the many features of PHP and the Web server, which ...

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