PHP MySQL Training : Module 2

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Obtaining, Installing and Configuring PHP
Obtaining PHP Source Code
Installing PHP from Binary Packages
Dynamic Extensions, Checking Install with phpinfo() Function.

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PHP MySQL Training : Module 2

  1. 1. PHP – Module 2 Hussain Fakhruddin hussulinux@gmail.com
  2. 2. Recap from Module-1 ● Client Server Model ● HTML / XHTML ● Request – Replies and Protocols ● Overview of PHP's capabilities ● Why Use PHP (10 Reasons to use PHP) ● PHP Vs JS
  3. 3. Agenda ● Open Source Concepts ● Obtaining, Installing and Configuring PHP ● Obtaining PHP Source Code ● Installing PHP from Binary Packages ● Dynamic Extensions, Checking Install with phpinfo() Function.
  4. 4. Just before we begin ● Inventor of PHP Rasmus Lerdorf
  5. 5. PHP Facts: ● According to a survery of 47,173,415 domains, 15,205,474 had PHP installed.
  6. 6. Lets get back! ● Open Source Poll How many of you would give away your piece of software to a person for FREE without charging anything, absolutely NOTHING?
  7. 7. About Open Source ● Richard Stallman Story ● Unix / Linux Systems ● Freeware VS Free software
  8. 8. Why Open Source ● Give it free for Students/ Researchers/ IT people for growth of knowledge base and form a community ● Corporates are anyway going to pay ● Separate levels of Licenses. GNU GPL, LGPL etc. ● PHP's License is called PHP license
  9. 9. How to get PHP ● Various Means of obtaining PHP ● 1) Internet ● www.php.net ● 2) Software bundled packages ● WAMP, XAMPP ● 3) Linux/Unix Distros ● Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu ● 4) Utilities CDs with magazines ● Pcmags etc
  10. 10. Before that... ● What do you need to start a website: ● A Web server ● PHP Parser ● Configurations
  11. 11. Before that... ● What do you need to start a website: ● A Web server – Apache, 85% of the Internet runs on Apache. ● PHP Parser – PHP Preprocessor ● Configurations – PHP.INI, HTTPD.CONF
  12. 12. Some know how of PHP ● Latest version : PHP 5.X.X ● Official Website: www.php.net ● Official Help: PHP Manual ● http://www.php.net/manual/en/ ● Official Download Page: ● http://www.php.net/downloads.php
  13. 13. PHP Download Page
  14. 14. PHP Structure
  15. 15. rd 3 Party Tools ● Two most popular bundles: ● WAMP: Windows, Apache, MySQL & PHP ● XAMPP: Apache Friends
  16. 16. WAMP ● Obtain from: ● www.wampserver.com ● For Windows only ● Excellent for Starting up and advance simple usage
  17. 17. XAMPP ● Download from: ● http://www.apachefri ends.org ● Very High end. ● Not for starters, but yes for pros ● Linux and Windows both
  18. 18. Installation of WAMP- Demo
  19. 19. PHP Extensions ● What are they? ● They are Addons on PHP ● They add extra features to PHP Parsers. ● Example: Creating A PDF, Creating an Image ● Most famous is : PEAR (We'll do it later) and Zend Engines - We wont do this :(
  20. 20. Some PHP Extensions
  21. 21. Summary ● We discussed : ● Open Source and its Philosophy ● PHP and important Links ● Obtained PHP from various places ● Installing PHP ● Installing 3rd Party bundled kit. ● PHP extensions
  22. 22. Next on Schedule: ● Hello World Program in PHP ● PHP Tags and Embedding HTML ● Simple PHP Script examples ● PHP and HTTP Environment Variables. See you tomorrow :)

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