beginning in PHP

Posted by: Moffesto

beginning in PHP - 06/27/02 08:03 PM

Ok, i figured i'd try php, didnt seem hard and i figure i should learn it sooner or later. I come across a message board just for php and get to know a few ppl. I ask them what i need to learn php and they told me to download php so i did. I talk to sum dude on AIM from the php board and hes telling me how to install the stuff and what i need, lah lah. Then he tells me i must be running a webserver and all this other crap.... all i want to do is learn the language and get familiar with it... anyone have any suggestions?
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/01/02 03:07 PM

http://freedom2surf.net

They offer free hostin and PHP 4 access. :p You can purchase more space, but 20 mbs is good to learn with.
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/01/02 03:09 PM

http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/view.phtml/aid/4058/fid/27

Look around there.
Posted by: mtlhd

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/01/02 04:18 PM

Actually they charge for hosting on that site. I used to have an account there. But they disabled it. Anyways, I would suggest what that guy told you about setting up your own server. It's easier than you think. And it would save you money unless you can find a site that offers PHP and free hosting. PLus you'll learn something out of it by setting it up yourself.
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/09/02 01:59 PM

heh. So far, that makes every link Learner has given to a free php host wrong. hehe. well actually I think one of those free php host he gave a link to was right...not wait nevermind I got that somewhere else.
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/09/02 04:13 PM

Yep actualy I can't seem to find a free PHP host anywhere. All the ones I have found that say FREE end up charging a fee of some sort. [Shit]
Posted by: Moffesto

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/10/02 10:17 AM

I figured it out. I set up a lil apache server.. was really easy but it isnt secure... just good enough to mess with the language, works for me. Im sure ill learn more about servers when needed, im on 56k now and connect at 24 so there is no point in hsting till i move.
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/10/02 12:20 PM

Yea you will now want to install both PHP and MySQL.

I think you will find those two to be a fun and powerful combo.

On my site we are developing a search engine.

http://rrfn.Promodtecnologies.com

Scallion is very knowlegeable in both PHP and MySQL. Might wana look him up if you get in a pinch.
Posted by: Moffesto

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/10/02 02:38 PM

yeah, i downloaded it all in one bundle... its called triad or something. The computer is use it on isnt running right now so i cant check what the name is but i remember it had the word "triad" in it. Maybe PHPtriad... i dunno.
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/10/02 03:22 PM

Intresting... I have never heard of that. Can you get me a link. I would like to make that available to people.
Posted by: Moffesto

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/10/02 05:52 PM

i will as soon as i get my pc working, i it stored in favorites . its very simple to use to, click 2 buttons... store your php files in a certain folder (im sure u can change the settings but i just wanted to mess w/ php... not the server)
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: beginning in PHP - 07/10/02 07:43 PM

http://sourceforge.net/projects/phptriad