CHAPTER 2

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Getting Ready to Work with PHP

Now that you’ve decided to use PHP to enrich your webpages, 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 Mac OS X. The necessary components are normally installed by default on Linux.

What this chapter covers:

  • Checking if your website supports PHP
  • Why PHP 5.4 should be the minimum version
  • Deciding whether to create a local testing ...

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