I’m trying to install PHP on a Windows XP laptop, so I can start a tutorial on it.
I followed the directions for a manual installation from:
But the PHP ‘Hello World’ script doesn’t work. PHP doesn’t seem to be running… Do I need to install a web server? (Is there one already running in Win XP?)
Should I install a web server from the PHP Windows .msi file? If so, which of the many choices in that file would you recommend?
To test the installation, I put this (from the tutorial) into a notepad file:
Titled the file ‘phptest.php’ and then tried to open it in FireFox.
I’ve clearly missed something important, but am not sure what.
I understand these Qs reveal cluelessness. I’m trying to learn. Thanks in advance for helping.
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