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do i need to install php

  • # December 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    i have a web-server and written a basic php code and i loaded the php file to the server it didn’t work. Do i have to install a php on web server arn’t they preinstalled ??

    # December 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

    No, if you installed a web server (e.g. Apache) on your computer it will not include PHP. You need to install it if you need it.

    There are apps such as WAMP and XAMPP that will install Apache, MySQL and PHP on your computer without any hassle.

    If you are talking about buying hosting from another company then it depends on what exactly you bought (but most of them do include PHP)

    # December 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    > it didn’t work

    What do you mean? Can you describe what happened (vs. what you expected to happen)? “It didn’t work” is completely useless in terms of troubleshooting.

    As @Zoom said, no, in most cases you’ll need to specifically install PHP. It’s not an integrated part of any webserver (though is included in many packages, like xampp).

    # December 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

    ok i mean to say i wrote a simple php and load it to server but it didnt worked so it means i need to install php on webserver

    # December 24, 2012 at 2:09 am

    again, what do you mean by “it didn’t work”?

    what *happened*?

    # December 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

    i mean when i run the php file loaded on server and when a browser starts it opens a open with window

    # December 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    ahh, it offers you the file for download?

    Is this your web host’s server, or did you install a server on your local (your own) computer?

    And are we talking about Apache?

    # December 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

    yea its apache and a web host’s server

    # December 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Could you copy and paste your .htaccess file? Most hosts come with it. I’m assuming you have some kind of cpanel or kloxo panel or something like that. Does it show options for php stuff(i.e. phpinfo, phpconfig, etc)?

    # December 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    You should be able to find out from your control panel (cPanel or whatever) if PHP is available to you.

    If you’re not sure, you can always _ask_ them. : )

    If you don’t mind my asking, what hosting company do you use?

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