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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by soolbeat, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. soolbeat

    soolbeat Thread Starter

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    Ok, I am clueless here: I downloaded php and unzipped the folder ... and there are hundreds of files here and I don't know which one to open in order to install it. I looked for an .exe file but no luck. Any clues? :confused:
     
  2. allnodcoms

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    It's not quite that simple... You'll need to install a local server (which will include PHP / MySQL etc).

    Have fun! ;)

    Danny
     
  3. dukevyner

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    There are no stupid questions, only un-asked ones... As allnodcoms said... you will need a sever for php... and the install likely is nothing like you have ever done before with windows(.exe installs) i would recommend that you look for an install guide for what you have downloaded, that may provide some clearity
     
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    From the sounds of it you've just downloaded PHP. On its own, PHP does nothing as you need an Apache server to run it. A popular, easy to install, local server option for the Windoze platform (and others) is XAMPP. I'd start there and see how you get on. Any problems just drop back in here and ask away!

    Danny
     
  5. dukevyner

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    "Windoze?" not sure if witty insult, or really bad typo

    Danny is right try that
     
  6. allnodcoms

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    Check my comp specs Duke... :p

    Danny
     
  7. dukevyner

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    Lol i thought so,
     
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