hey all. i want to install php on my pc. i have a hosted server, i do not know how to use this thing but i want it for means to practise and get better. i downloaded mysql but i dunno what to do with it. where does it connect too? can you please tell me which PHP version to download? do i skip the binary download? after the download how do i connect both php and mysql to my server? the official sites doesn't walk you through the connection part, if its too much trouble to explain, can you please just point me to a good site that explains how to connect these applications to a server.
What package are you using, and have you installed it on the same machine you use as a workstation, or on a separate server? If you have installed it on a separate server it will NOT be localhost.
Oh, and what OS are you running?
windows vista. i installed it via wamp on my laptop. im using a hosted server(not my laptop). i want to know how to connect it to the server.. i was prompted at the start to type in my email server etc.. but i didnt think and continued on to just finish the installation. now i cant see any options to correct this
As far as I'm aware (though I'm no expert) there is little risk of intrusion because it is blocked by your firewall. YOU DO HAVE A FIREWALL??? If not, download and install MS Security Essentials. It's free and works. It may not be as good as a paid-for security package, but is a lot better than nothing!!!
Anyway, to set up wamp on a server:
1. Install wamp just as you did in the workstation. Then:
_a) Open access to wamp for other PCs on your network. I forget how to do that but it must be pretty obvious if I worked out how to do it.
_b) Check the network address of the server. You can do that on your nethub, or on the server itself.
_c) Amend the shortcut that launches your site to point to the server.