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Old December 22nd, 2004, 09:04 AM
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i wish to learn about PHP etc but don't have a clue of where to start, i'm not even sure what programs to use

any help would be welcome

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http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTit...764557831.html or later on try

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get some free books -n- articles ( e.g., in .pdf format ) from Internet. download -n- install php and mysql by unzipping their distribution from www.php.net -n- www.mysql.com on Windows 2000 pro or newer or other OS. this may take 1-2 weeks to start urself :) c this forum &c.

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thanks, i've downloaded the complete source code for php (i hope it was correct)

can you suggest a book to get me started

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What OS do you have? If Windows, use this to test if PHP is installed correctly:

Go to the directory in which you installed PHP. Create a file called test.php and put this in it:

echo "Hello, world!";

Then open command prompt and type

c:\php\php.exe c:\php\test.php
You should see the text "Hello, world!".

If you don't, I suggest you uninstall PHP and buy a good beginners book such as the wrox one mentioned above.

Good luck!

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