View Full Version : X_x How do I install PHP and phpMyAdmin on my computer???

September 11th, 2004, 5:09 PM
So yeah. I go to PHP.net. I downloaded stuff. I installed some stuff. I have no idea what I installed or did. So can someone tell me the proper way to do it? Then I go to phpMyAdmin.net. Except I don't have PHP so I don't think it would work. Can anyone help me? I need to test out a few scripts (actually I have to teach myself PHP in depth, but same thing...)

September 11th, 2004, 5:15 PM
I am assuming you are using Windows so I'll give you this tutorial:
It's from WebMonkey and it tells you how to install PHP 4 not 5 as well as Apache(the server client) and for PHPMyAdmin, I'm not sure. You need to install MySQL to run it. I'm not sure if you can run it on Windows anyhow. I think it's for Unix-based platorm only but I could be wrong.

September 11th, 2004, 5:16 PM
Thanks :D And yeah, I'm using windows. Windows 2000 to be exact. I forgot about MySQL. X_x See how bad I am at this?

September 12th, 2004, 1:49 PM
Okay, I went to the site and it didn't work. Well what I mean is a link is broken, on this (http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/00/44/index4a_page8.html?tw=programming) page, and that is one of the files I needed to install it.

Go to http://www.apache.org/dist/binaries/win32/ (http://www.apache.org/dist/binaries/win32/) and download the latest version of the Windows binary file. This file is pre-compiled and ready to install.
Obviously I cannot do that if the link doesn't work. I tried going into the site, but they had like 5 different formats and I'm not positive which one is which or even if they are the correct file.
Also I wanted to bump this up no one was replying I really need to install php on my pc so I can test my site.

September 12th, 2004, 3:46 PM
Well I'm sure you don't know Unix commands so try this:
I think this is the one you want. Again, I never installed Apache on Windows so I'm not sure. You might want to read this:
as well.

September 12th, 2004, 5:22 PM
This belongs in Computers.