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David PowersPHP 7 Solutionshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4338-1_2

2. Getting Ready to Work with PHP

David Powers1 
London, UK

Now you’ve decided to use PHP to enrich your web pages, you need to make sure that you have everything you need to get on with the rest of this book. Although you can test everything on your remote server, it’s usually more convenient to test PHP pages on your local computer. Everything you need to install is free. In this chapter, I’ll explain the various options for Windows and macOS. The necessary components are normally installed by default on Linux.

This chapter covers
  • Checking if your web site supports PHP

  • Understanding why you should no longer use PHP 5

  • Deciding whether to create a local testing ...

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