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Overview

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In this chapter, we're going to learn how to install PHP and MySQL on Windows. I'd like to start by giving you an overview of the process before we then walk through each of the steps together. There are a number of ways to get everything we need installed on Windows, so lets start by looking at the list of general requirements. We're going to need to have a web server. A web server is going to listen for page requests from the web browser, and then serve up pages back to web browser in response. While processing the PHP that's in those page at the same time. Apache's the most widely-used web server, especially for PHP development.

Overview

In this chapter, we're going to learn how to install PHP and MySQL on Windows. I'd like to start by giving you an overview of the process before we then walk through each of the steps together. There are a number of ways to get everything we need installed on Windows, so lets start by looking at the list of general requirements. We're going to need to have a web server. A web server is going to listen for page requests from the web browser, and then serve up pages back to web browser in response. While processing the PHP that's in those page at the same time. Apache's the most widely-used web server, especially for PHP development.

So that's what we'll be using. Of course, most importantly, we need to have PHP. That doesn't come installed by default on Windows. We're going to need to add it. Version 5.4 of PHP is the current version as I'm recording this, but version 5.5 is going to be releasing very soon. Now, version 5.4 requires Windows XP, Windows 2003, or something newer. Version 5.5 is going to drop support for Windows XP and 2003, and therefore, it will require Windows Vista or something newer. I'm going to be installing on Windows 8. The process for installing on any version of Windows is going to be very similar. Now, almost everything that I'm going to teach you in this tutorial about PHP, will work with any version of PHP 5, even future versions. And any time there is a difference between versions, I'll be sure to call it out and highlight it to you.

So if you have an older version of PHP than what I've got, or if you've got a newer version that's come out since, don't worry. The fundamentals and the essentials of PHP are going to work in all of these versions. The next thing we'll need of course is a MySQL database. The latest version of the MySQL database is going to be the best one used. But any recent version of MySQL will work just fine. The basic SQL syntax that we'll be using hasn't changed in decades. And then we'll want to have a text editor. That's different from a word processor. We'll talk a little bit more about the differences.

We're going to need to have a way that we can edit our web pages. And of course, we'll need a browser. That is a web browser that can issue requests to our web server and ask for web pages back. So, these are the requirements, now let's talk about how we're going to get them installed. For Apache, PHP, and MSQL, we can install the WampServer. WampServer is an all in one built in package that contains all three of these, so we can just solve all of our problems right there by installing the WampServer. It's available for download at wampserver.com/en.

And we'll take a look at that, and we'll actually download it together. That will allow us to have an environment where we can do our PHP and development. It makes it really easy. Now, for a text editor, I'm going to have us use Notepad++. It's very popular, you can find that online at notepad-plus-plus.org. There are a number of other text editors that we can choose, and I'll give you a few of the other options that you might want to consider. But then I'll show you how to download Notepad. And then for the web browser, we're going to be using Firefox.

Now, any browser will work. Of course, Windows comes with Internet Explorer, and you may want to just use that. There are sometimes some small differences in the way that different browsers display different HTML and CSS. So, if your HTML and CSS doesn't look exactly like mine on the screen, it could be because you're not using the same browser. I think most of the things we're going to be doing should be cross-browser compatible, so it should be okay regardless of which browser you use. But Firefox is what we'll be using, and if you want to make sure that yours looks like mine, that would be a good choice. So, now that we understand the steps that we're going to need to take, let's get started by downloading and installing the WampServer.

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  1. 4m 8s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 8s
  2. 15m 6s
    1. What is PHP?
      3m 52s
    2. The history of PHP
      2m 51s
    3. Why choose PHP?
      4m 10s
    4. Installation overview
      4m 13s
  3. 54m 53s
    1. Overview
      2m 33s
    2. Working with Apache Web Server
      6m 56s
    3. Changing the document root
      7m 24s
    4. Enabling PHP
      6m 16s
    5. Upgrading PHP
      3m 30s
    6. Configuring PHP
      10m 3s
    7. Installing MySQL
      5m 46s
    8. Configuring MySQL
      7m 24s
    9. Text editor
      5m 1s
  4. 31m 25s
    1. Overview
      3m 27s
    2. Installing WampServer
      5m 46s
    3. Finding the document root
      2m 24s
    4. Configuring PHP
      8m 12s
    5. Configuring MySQL
      5m 45s
    6. Text editor
      5m 51s
  5. 19m 12s
    1. Embedding PHP code on a page
      6m 43s
    2. Outputting dynamic text
      5m 55s
    3. The operational trail
      2m 27s
    4. Inserting code comments
      4m 7s
  6. 1h 18m
    1. Variables
      7m 50s
    2. Strings
      4m 38s
    3. String functions
      8m 54s
    4. Numbers part one: Integers
      6m 27s
    5. Numbers part two: Floating points
      5m 25s
    6. Arrays
      10m 0s
    7. Associative arrays
      6m 37s
    8. Array functions
      6m 33s
    9. Booleans
      3m 50s
    10. NULL and empty
      5m 15s
    11. Type juggling and casting
      8m 27s
    12. Constants
      4m 43s
  7. 27m 37s
    1. If statements
      6m 0s
    2. Else and elseif statements
      4m 16s
    3. Logical operators
      7m 30s
    4. Switch statements
      9m 51s
  8. 42m 15s
    1. While loops
      8m 41s
    2. For loops
      5m 59s
    3. Foreach loops
      8m 16s
    4. Continue
      8m 28s
    5. Break
      4m 8s
    6. Understanding array pointers
      6m 43s
  9. 37m 25s
    1. Defining functions
      8m 25s
    2. Function arguments
      5m 32s
    3. Returning values from a function
      7m 33s
    4. Multiple return values
      4m 53s
    5. Scope and global variables
      6m 2s
    6. Setting default argument values
      5m 0s
  10. 20m 18s
    1. Common problems
      3m 47s
    2. Warnings and errors
      8m 36s
    3. Debugging and troubleshooting
      7m 55s
  11. 57m 57s
    1. Links and URLs
      5m 33s
    2. Using GET values
      5m 35s
    3. Encoding GET values
      8m 41s
    4. Encoding for HTML
      9m 26s
    5. Including and requiring files
      7m 40s
    6. Modifying headers
      6m 45s
    7. Page redirection
      6m 43s
    8. Output buffering
      7m 34s
  12. 1h 3m
    1. Building forms
      7m 28s
    2. Detecting form submissions
      5m 59s
    3. Single-page form processing
      7m 57s
    4. Validating form values
      10m 40s
    5. Problems with validation logic
      9m 54s
    6. Displaying validation errors
      7m 23s
    7. Custom validation functions
      6m 28s
    8. Single-page form with validations
      7m 25s
  13. 28m 5s
    1. Working with cookies
      2m 49s
    2. Setting cookie values
      5m 55s
    3. Reading cookie values
      6m 1s
    4. Unsetting cookie values
      4m 51s
    5. Working with sessions
      8m 29s
  14. 48m 39s
    1. MySQL introduction
      6m 43s
    2. Creating a database
      7m 41s
    3. Creating a database table
      7m 42s
    4. CRUD in MySQL
      5m 48s
    5. Populating a MySQL database
      7m 32s
    6. Relational database tables
      6m 40s
    7. Populating the relational table
      6m 33s
  15. 56m 4s
    1. Database APIs in PHP
      4m 51s
    2. Connecting to MySQL with PHP
      7m 45s
    3. Retrieving data from MySQL
      8m 47s
    4. Working with retrieved data
      6m 12s
    5. Creating records with PHP
      6m 58s
    6. Updating and deleting records with PHP
      9m 6s
    7. SQL injection
      3m 5s
    8. Escaping strings for MySQL
      6m 45s
    9. Introducing prepared statements
      2m 35s
  16. 35m 58s
    1. Blueprinting the application
      7m 19s
    2. Building the CMS database
      5m 14s
    3. Establishing your work area
      4m 38s
    4. Creating and styling the first page
      4m 22s
    5. Making page assets reusable
      6m 36s
    6. Connecting the application to the database
      7m 49s
  17. 32m 49s
    1. Adding pages to the navigation subjects
      5m 58s
    2. Refactoring the navigation
      6m 7s
    3. Selecting pages from the navigation
      6m 2s
    4. Highlighting the current page
      5m 26s
    5. Moving the navigation to a function
      9m 16s
  18. 1h 45m
    1. Finding a subject in the database
      9m 48s
    2. Refactoring the page selection
      10m 52s
    3. Creating a new subject form
      6m 55s
    4. Processing form values and adding subjects
      11m 20s
    5. Passing data in the session
      9m 16s
    6. Validating form values
      9m 40s
    7. Creating an edit subject form
      8m 30s
    8. Using single-page submission
      7m 44s
    9. Deleting a subject
      9m 44s
    10. Cleaning up
      10m 37s
    11. Assignment: Pages CRUD
      4m 30s
    12. Assignment results: Pages CRUD
      6m 10s
  19. 39m 26s
    1. The public appearance
      8m 52s
    2. Using a context for conditional code
      11m 37s
    3. Adding a default subject behavior
      6m 9s
    4. The public content area
      5m 51s
    5. Protecting page visibility
      6m 57s
  20. 1h 3m
    1. User authentication overview
      4m 3s
    2. Admin CRUD
      8m 41s
    3. Encrypting passwords
      7m 26s
    4. Salting passwords
      5m 42s
    5. Adding password encryption to CMS
      11m 54s
    6. New PHP password functions
      3m 13s
    7. Creating a login system
      11m 28s
    8. Checking for authorization
      5m 48s
    9. Creating a logout page
      5m 40s
  21. 2m 4s
    1. Next steps
      2m 4s

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