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Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Windows

From: Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics

Video: Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Windows

In this movie we are going to setup our application server environment for the PC by installing the WAMP application server. WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP. If you are nervous at all about installing and setting up an application server, don't worry. WAMP uses a single install file to setup the entire environment. So in your browser, go ahead and navigate to www.wampserver.com. That will bring you to the homepage that you see up on my screen. Now we want to go to the download section and on the left- hand side there is a set of navigation links, so click on Downloads. It should take you to this page. You want to download the most current build, so they should have that listed as a prominent link on the page. I am going to click that to download the file.

Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Windows

In this movie we are going to setup our application server environment for the PC by installing the WAMP application server. WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP. If you are nervous at all about installing and setting up an application server, don't worry. WAMP uses a single install file to setup the entire environment. So in your browser, go ahead and navigate to www.wampserver.com. That will bring you to the homepage that you see up on my screen. Now we want to go to the download section and on the left- hand side there is a set of navigation links, so click on Downloads. It should take you to this page. You want to download the most current build, so they should have that listed as a prominent link on the page. I am going to click that to download the file.

You're going to get a message that comes up that wants you to save the executable file and we're just going to save it out to the desktop, we're going to say Save File and that will download it. Once we have passed finished downloading, we just want to go ahead and double-click on the installation file and you've got a wizard that's going to walk you through the installation setup. We can just go through this together, we'll choose Next, and we're going to accept the end user agreement and click Next, and just go ahead and leave everything at this point to their defaults.

So Next, and we are just going to call it WampServer. I am going to go ahead and select Auto Start so that as soon as my install is finished the server is going to automatically go ahead and start up, because there are some configuration things that we need to take care of. So I'll choose Next, and it gives me a summary, and we'll click Install. At one stage during the installation process, WAMP is going to ask you to choose a directory for your document root. We're going to leave the default directory of www and this will be the folder that we have set up in Dreamweaver as our remote folder. So this is a folder that we will upload all the files that we want to test on our remote testing server. So we'll click OK to accept the default. You could also setup a Mail Server at this point, we'll just go ahead and click Next. We will just leave the default email address.

If you have Firefox installed it will prompt to see if you want to set that up as your default browser. Again I am just going to stick with the default and say Yes. As soon as your setup is complete you'll have the option to launch WAMP. Now I am going to go ahead and click Finish and make sure it launches up on finishing. Now that we've got WAMP installed we're going to go ahead and double-check to make sure everything installed correctly and begin to work on our database. If you did not go ahead and start automatically upon installing it, to start the WAMP server you're going to go to All Programs, you'll find the WAMP server, and you should have a link right there to start the WAMP server, mine is always started so I don't need to do that.

When WAMP server is running it's going to add an icon over to your taskbar and it will look like a speedometer, and if it's totally white all services are running fine, or if you have yellow or red highlight in there that means it's indicating some problems or that not all the services are currently running. So I am going to click on my taskbar, and one of the ways to check, make sure everything is running properly is I am just going to click on the top link to Localhost. When I select that it's going to launch my default browser which is Firefox, and I can see up in the title bar, it says http://localhost and I have my server configuration, so everything here is running just fine. I will close out of my browser.

So now that's correctly installed and we know that WAMP is running fine. We're going to go ahead and in our next exercise work on setting up our database. So to do that I am going to use the phpMyAdmin, so go ahead and click on your taskbar menu item to launch the WAMP control panel and the second link from the top is phpMyAdmin, that's what you want to click. That should again launch your browser. Inside your browser it should display your control panel for PHP at MyAdmin. So this is where we will pick up in our next exercise.

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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
    2. Using the exercise files
      46s
  2. 1h 23m
    1. Reviewing the Coding toolbar
      8m 42s
    2. Customizing the Coding toolbar
      9m 52s
    3. Taking advantage of Code Hinting
      7m 20s
    4. Using snippets and shortcuts
      11m 10s
    5. Using the Quick Tag Editor
      5m 18s
    6. Using Find and Replace
      9m 50s
    7. Regular expressions
      5m 39s
    8. Using Bridge with Dreamweaver CS3
      8m 28s
    9. Round-trip editing with Photoshop CS3
      3m 40s
    10. Leveraging image variables in Photoshop CS3
      7m 32s
    11. Integrating external variables into your workflow
      6m 16s
  3. 37m 26s
    1. Understanding the CSS Styles panel
      7m 59s
    2. Understanding the Cascade
      5m 50s
    3. Understanding Inheritance
      5m 8s
    4. Understanding Specificity
      7m 5s
    5. Managing CSS styles
      5m 4s
    6. Using Design-Time style sheets
      6m 20s
  4. 2h 19m
    1. Using the new CSS template pages
      5m 59s
    2. Understanding DIV tag structure and layout
      12m 0s
    3. Understanding the CSS box model
      10m 0s
    4. Using absolute and relative positioning
      8m 35s
    5. Understanding floating elements
      7m 9s
    6. Clearing floats
      7m 19s
    7. Using floats to control page layout
      3m 45s
    8. Building structure and assigning IDs
      10m 19s
    9. Applying basic styling to structured content
      11m 14s
    10. Positioning container elements
      11m 4s
    11. Enhancing layouts with background graphics
      11m 48s
    12. Creating faux columns with background graphics
      8m 55s
    13. Creating rounded corners with background graphics
      9m 17s
    14. Building navigation with CSS
      16m 57s
    15. Using Dreamweaver's Browser Check feature
      5m 31s
  5. 53m 22s
    1. Creating properly structured forms
      6m 30s
    2. Creating accessible forms
      6m 41s
    3. Using CSS to lay out form structure
      7m 40s
    4. Creating vertical columns for form elements
      7m 48s
    5. Adding user feedback
      5m 52s
    6. Applying advanced styling to forms
      8m 11s
    7. Client-side form validation
      4m 17s
    8. Validating forms with the Spry Validation tools
      6m 23s
  6. 1h 20m
    1. Understanding the Spry framework
      3m 43s
    2. Defining a data source for use in Spry
      3m 56s
    3. Creating a Spry table
      8m 8s
    4. Using the Spry widgets
      8m 11s
    5. Connecting various data sets
      4m 50s
    6. Understanding Spry widget structures
      7m 1s
    7. Applying custom styles to Spry widgets
      6m 24s
    8. Applying additional custom styles to Spry widgets
      8m 46s
    9. Controlling Spry widget behaviors with JavaScript
      6m 0s
    10. Controlling Spry widget animations with JavaScript
      9m 31s
    11. Creating effects with Spry behaviors
      4m 42s
    12. Hand-coding Spry
      9m 11s
  7. 1h 11m
    1. Creating a base template
      8m 6s
    2. Creating editable attributes
      6m 26s
    3. Creating a new page from a template
      7m 42s
    4. Applying a template to an existing page
      4m 36s
    5. Creating nested templates
      5m 24s
    6. Using repeating regions
      6m 34s
    7. Creating editable and non-editable optional regions
      6m 0s
    8. Using template parameters
      7m 26s
    9. Using template expressions
      9m 59s
    10. Using conditional template expressions
      8m 54s
  8. 54m 40s
    1. Examining XML structure
      2m 44s
    2. Creating an XML document
      9m 9s
    3. Using the CDATA structure
      5m 7s
    4. Creating an XSLT file
      4m 33s
    5. Binding data from an XML to an XSLT document
      5m 6s
    6. Inserting repeating regions into an XSL document
      5m 16s
    7. Creating a client-side XSL transformation
      2m 52s
    8. Styling a remote RSS feed
      7m 29s
    9. Creating a server-side XSL transformation
      5m 31s
    10. Writing XSL expressions
      6m 53s
  9. 1h 2m
    1. Overview of building dynamic websites
      1m 35s
    2. Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Mac
      3m 22s
    3. Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Windows
      3m 54s
    4. Creating a MySQL database
      3m 16s
    5. Defining a testing server and database bindings
      6m 14s
    6. Creating a database recordset
      4m 35s
    7. Adding dynamic content to the page
      5m 14s
    8. Creating repeating regions of dynamic content
      7m 6s
    9. Filtering database records
      7m 39s
    10. Using the Live Preview
      10m 22s
    11. Passing URL parameters
      4m 23s
    12. Dynamically generating links
      5m 18s
  10. 57m 9s
    1. Understanding behaviors
      5m 16s
    2. Installing additional behaviors
      3m 39s
    3. Planning to create a custom behavior
      3m 42s
    4. Examining existing behaviors
      5m 32s
    5. Building a behavior function
      7m 23s
    6. Creating an Action file
      6m 48s
    7. Enabling behavior functions
      9m 1s
    8. Initializing the user interface for a behavior
      3m 9s
    9. Loading behaviors in Dreamweaver
      6m 47s
    10. Testing and debugging behaviors
      5m 52s
  11. 27m 12s
    1. Running reports
      7m 41s
    2. Checking and validating links
      3m 40s
    3. Using cloaking
      5m 42s
    4. Using Check In/Check Out
      4m 3s
    5. Using Design Notes
      6m 6s
  12. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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