PHPBuilder.com has a quick tutorial posted today about getting Apache and PHP installed on your Windows machine easily.
If you are on this site, we're sure that you already know that PHP is a server side web programming language. Its purpose is very similar to ASP, but in my opinion, it's better. There are more databases available to use with it and ASP can only communicate with Access and SQL servers. PHP can communicate with SQL Server, MySQL, mSQL, and several others, but that is not the topic of this tutorial.
The tutorial is broken up into a few simple steps:
- Installing and configuring Apache
- Installing PHP
- Configuring Apache to work with PHP
And you're done - test it by making a sample PHP page (like a phpinfo() one) and see if everything's up and working.