Chapter 1. Installation QuickStart Guide
Chapters 2, 3, and 4 deal with obtaining and installing MySQL, Apache, and PHP from their respective locations on the Internet so that you can make sure that your versions are up-to-date. Additionally, these chapters contain extended explanatory information regarding each step along the way and other important information relevant to understanding how these technologies work together.
If you want to get started quickly, this short chapter will step you through installation from the supplied CD-ROM for Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, and Windows systems.
Whenever you compile applications from a source archive, the build process depends on your system having the correct development tools and libraries ...