O'Reilly logo

Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS by Jesse Freeman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Install Apache/PHP/MySQL

There are many guides for installing Apache and PHP on your operating system of choice. Here are some simple one-click solutions to help get you up and running as quickly as possible:

Mac

For Mac, you should use an all-in-one solution such as MAMP (http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html). This is a free one-click solution for getting Apache, PHP, and MySQL set up on your Mac. Likewise, you can also use the built-in version of PHP that comes with OS X, but you will need to do some manual configuration of Apache to get it working. Simply do a search for “Enabling PHP in Mac OS X” in order to find instructions.

PC

Just like on Mac, there are some excellent one-click solutions for setting up Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I have used XAMP (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html) in the past, and have had excellent success with it.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required