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Changing the document root

Changing the document root: PHP with MySQL Essential Training (2013)
Changing the document root: PHP with MySQL Essential Training (2013)

When Apache serves web requests, it looks for files in the default document root. It is good practice changing the document root to your own folder, since this is where your PHP files will be located. Using Mac OS 10.8 and the MySQL database, this video demonstrates how to use terminal commands and the Nano editor to create a new document root. It will also offer tips on how to add an Apache configuration file to tell the web server where your files are located.

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Skill Level Beginner
14h 32m
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Q: This course was revised on 6/4/2013. What changed?

A: The old version of this course was 6 years old and it was time for a complete revision, using PHP 5.4. (The tutorials will work with any version of PHP and covers any differences you might encounter). The author has also added updated installation instructions for Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8. The topics and end project are the same, but the code is slightly different. It also addresses frequently asked questions from the previous version.

Q: This course was updated on 5/20/2015. What changed?

A: We added one movie called "Changing the document root in Yosemite," which helps the Mac installation run more smoothly.

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