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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL® and Apache All in One, Second Edition by Julie C. Meloni

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Chapter 4. Installing and Configuring PHP

In the last of the three installation-related chapters, you will acquire, install, and configure PHP and make some basic changes to your Apache installation. In this chapter, you will learn

  • How to install PHP

  • How to test your PHP installation

  • How to find help when things go wrong

  • The basics of the PHP language

Current and Future Versions of PHP

The installation instructions in this chapter refer to PHP version 5.0.2, which is the current version of the software.

By the Way

If you are already using PHP 4.3.x in a production environment, or you wish to stay with the 4.3.x development tree until version 5.0.x has more release time under its belt, the installation is almost exactly the same. Just substitute the appropriate ...

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