Configuring PHP Development Environment
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
Download, install, and configure the Web server, the PHP engine, and the MySQL server. Do one of the following:
Optionally, perform these steps: