CHAPTER 2Setting Up the Application Framework

In the last chapter, we covered the features that we will be implementing in our web application. Before we can get started on these features, however, we must set up our development environment. In this chapter, we will be completing a number of tasks, beginning with setting up the required server software.

Following that, we will create a filesystem structure that will serve as the basis for our web application. There are a number of different types of files in our web application, and we will keep them as organized as possible. For example, we need one directory for the web server to use as the base directory from which to serve files, we need another directory to hold custom and third-party PHP ...

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