March 28, 2011, 8:11 a.m.
posted by purezlo
Before you start hacking PHP, you have to either install PHP or get an account on a machine that has PHP already installed. This chapter covers the basics of installing PHP, as well as installing the critical second component, the MySQL database engine, that is so commonly used to provide data that drives PHP applications. The chapter also covers installing PEAR open source modules, which you can use for free in your own PHP applications.