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Configuring PHP Development Environment

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Prerequisites

PHP development requires the following software installed and configured:

  • A Web server and a PHP engine are mandatory. Starting with version 5.4, PHP interpreters contain a built-in Web server. The server is by no means intended for production but for development and testing purposes only.

  • A database server, if your application will use a database.

  • A debugging tool, if you are going to debug your application.

  • A command line tool, if you are going to run PHP commands from the command line.

Configuring PHP development environment

To set up the PHP development environment, follow these general steps:

  1. Download, install, and configure the Web server, the PHP engine, and the MySQL server. Do one of the following:

  2. Optionally, perform these steps:

Last modified: 14 December 2018

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