How to Install?
There are two ways to install PHP.
- Installing PHP on your own PC
- Using a host with PHP and MYSQL support
Installing PHP on your own PC
This process has three steps.
- Installing Web Server
- Installing PHP
- Installing a database
However, you can do all of these steps at once by installing one of the following web development environments.
For manual installation on Linux, please see this.
See http://php.net/manual/en/install.php for more instructions
Using a host with PHP and MYSQL support
There is a huge number of web hosts worldwide which supports PHP and MYSQL. You can choose one of them.
Most of them include Apache web server, PHP, MYSQL as well as phpMyAdmin.
You can execute PHP files without installing any software.
Installing a text editor
You need a good text editor to edit .php files. Following text editors supports PHP syntax highlighting.
There are some IDEs for PHP to make programming easier. But, for now, a text editor is enough for you to learn PHP.