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Old July 2nd, 2003, 10:23 AM
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Hello I bought your book "Beggining PHP4" and the link you gave for downloading the version of php you suggest using (http://php4win.de) is under 'hibernation'. Is it horrible to use the version at www.php.net or is there another place to find the other one? All I really want is something to test pretty basic scripts on I'll have a real webserver in a month for doing database stuff.

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Aye, use the self-installer-whatsit from http://www.php.net/. I shouldn't think anything else could make things much easier to install and configure.

In all truth you could do a lot to improve on what you've got, anyway. First, ditch that wicked old PWS - it's dreadful - and get a proper webserver off http://www.apache.org. Next, use the self-installer from http://www.php.net to get your PHP running. After that, get the Windows 32 version of MySQL, which also has a self-installer, from http://www.mysql.com.

With all that in place, you'll probably find you've done all you can, to make amends for not having gone and bought yourself a PowerMac in the first place :).

I've no idea why the books says you've to use http://php4win.de, either, but it's an old book.

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 Hello I bought your book "Beggining PHP4" and the link you gave for downloading the version of php you suggest using (http://php4win.de) is under 'hibernation'. Is it horrible to use the version at www.php.net or is there another place to find the other one? All I really want is something to test pretty basic scripts on I'll have a real webserver in a month for doing database stuff.

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Thanx, ya I gave up on PWS a little while after I posted this, I hate windows trying to make everything so dummy proof. Anyway I had downloaded that stuff and have it all running good now, thanx though.

(reason I didn't download apache to begin with was because I was trying to follow what the book suggested so I could follow the examples as closely as possible.)

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