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

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Chapter 4. Installing and Configuring PHP

In this chapter, you learn the following:

How to install PHP

How to test your PHP installation

How to find help when things go wrong

The basics of the PHP language

In this chapter, you acquire, install, and configure PHP and make some basic changes to your Apache installation.

Current and Future Versions of PHP

The installation instructions in this chapter refer to PHP version 5.4.0, which is the current version of the software.

The PHP Group uses revisions and minor releases for updates containing security enhancements or bug fixes. These releases do not follow a set release schedule; when enhancements or fixes are added to the code and are thoroughly tested, the PHP Group releases a new version ...

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