1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: PHP CLI - general question

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by ggordie, Dec 21, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ggordie

    ggordie Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2005
    EXPLANATION - (feel free to skip this paragraph)
    okay i'm brand spanking new to PHP. i'm just trying to learn the language so i can make some kick-butt websites and hopefully generate some adsence revenue. anywho, I bought a domain name and a few books to practice and refer to.. basically right now i'm using the Jcow social network engine as practice. i downloaded the zip file and installed it on the remote server, but i keep backups of the enire webpage on my laptop, mostly for editing purposes. when editing pages on my laptop and viewing them in my browser they look nothing like they look on the server... i did some googling a found out about the command line abilities of php and i was hoping if i installed php cli on my laptop that may make editing my php document easier because my browser would only see the html?

    did that last paragraph make any sence at all?

    basically i need to know if it is possible and how i might be able intall php cli on my nonserver windows 7 laptop so that i can edit and view php scripts in my browser while in offline mode?
  2. colinsp


    Sep 5, 2007
    First Name:
    Install Wamp server or Xamp (both free) and you will be able to run PHP on your laptop so you will see what the pages look like. As to editing the PHP any text editor will do like Notepad which you already have, Notepad++ is a better free text editor.
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/969881

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice