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PHP/MySQL Step-byStep

These instructions as initially added on 7/24/2006 contain specific information for Mac OSX-based computers. Windows and Linux users, please add relevant sections for your OS.

CONFIGURE MAC OSX Turn Personal Web Sharing on (System Preferences > Sharing > Personal Web Sharing)

Set up site in Dreamweaver

   (Unless specified, defaults are OK.)
   Site > New Site
   Site name: My PHP Site (whatever you want here)
   Local root folder: Macintosh HD:Library:WebServer:Documents:(subdirectory:)
   Default images folder: Macintosh HD:Library:WebServer:Documents:images
   HTTP address: use localhost OR set up an alias using the lovely Network Connection Request Form.

In Dreamweaver, create new PHP page

   File > New > General Tab
   Category: Dynamic page
   Dynamic page: PHP

Save to directory you set up earlier as "index.php."

INSTALL PHP (If not already installed; use latest stable package from Marc Liyanage at entropy.ch.)

INSTALL MYSQL (If not already installed; use generally available (GA) release from mysql.com.



The following sections need to be written:

CONFIGURE WINDOWS Turn Personal Web Sharing on (System Preferences > Sharing > Personal Web Sharing) Set up site in Dreamweaver

CONFIGURE LINUX (Will need substitute for Dreamweaver)



NOTE: PHP TAG SYNTAX While there are several ways of coding your PHP tags, the following general syntax has become the standard:

  <?php
  replace this text with tag name
  ?>
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