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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, Fourth Edition by Larry Ullman

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A. Installation

There are three technical requirements for executing all of this book’s examples: MySQL (the database application), PHP (the scripting language), and the Web server application (that PHP runs through). This appendix describes the installation of these tools on two different platforms—Windows 7 and Mac OS X. If you are using a hosted Web site, all of this will already be provided for you, but these products are all free and easy enough to install, so putting them on your own computer still makes sense.

After covering installation, the appendix discusses related issues ...

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