PHP: Apache Web & PHP server

This entry is part 36 of 54 in the series PHP Tutorial

Now we are going to do some serious programming stuff.

Most of the online PHP codepads or fiddles do not support form and HTML very well.  PHP is known for its ability to work well with the backend database.

We will have to create some HTML forms and collect some data and send them to the MySQL database. I suggest that you download a copy of WAMP server and install it in your PC.

WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database.

Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.

First download the WAMP server and install it to C:\wamp.  From the startup menu in your PC, start WAMP server.

Once the WAMP server is started, the Apache web server will be started.

Type localhost in your browser and you will see a page similar to below:


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