|Lessons||Installation of PHP and MySQL|
1. A Web Server (we recommend apache web server)
2. PHP Module for the web server
3. MySQL database server
You can download the above softwares, free of cost, from the following URLs:
• You can download PHP from: http://www.php.net/downloads.php
• You can download MySQL from: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/index.html • To download Apache web server go to: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
Install the above softwares by following the instructions that come with each one of the above downloads. Make sure that you install the web server first, then PHP and at last MySQL server.
If you have already installed some other web server, IIS for example, on you computer, then you do not need the apache web server. Just download and install PHP and MySQL.
Important: http://apachefriends.org provid an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl known as XAMPP. Similar tools like vertrigoserv are also available on the internet.
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