Getting Started

In this chapter, we will cover the basics on getting started with PHP and setting up a basic development environment. When you are done with this section you will have learned many fundamentals about PHP, how to set up your development environment and basic commands (syntax).

The chapter is laid out as follows:


What is PHP?

What can PHP do?

A simple tutorial

What do I need?

Your first PHP-enabled page

Something Useful

Dealing with Forms

Using old code with new versions of PHP

What’s next?

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