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.
In this movie we are going to learn to change the Document Root that Apache is …going to use. The document root is the place where we …are going to locate the web files that Apache is going to be serving up when we …make web requests. Apache has a default document root and …that exists at Library/WebServer/Documents. …So that's the root of your hard drive inside each of those directories, and …that's the place where we could drop documents, right now. …And we would be able to access them from our browser. …That's where that it works file lives. We'll see that in just a moment.…
But instead of doing that, we want to use our user document root. …The first one is just a general location that all users of our Macintosh can see. …Now, even if we're the only user, It's still a good practice to go ahead and …locate our websites in our user directory. …So we're going to need to create a folder for that, and that's going to be the …Sites directory. The unit shortcut for that is just the …tilda sign that says go to my user directory inside Sites. …
- What is PHP?
- Installing and configuring PHP and MySQL
- Exploring data types
- Controlling code with logical expressions and loops
- Using PHP's built-in functions
- Writing custom functions
- Building dynamic webpages
- Working with forms and form data
- Using cookies and sessions to store data
- Connecting to MySQL with PHP
- Creating and editing database records
- Building a content management system
- Adding user authentication
Skill Level Beginner
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.
1. PHP Overview
2. Mac Installation
3. Windows Installation
4. First Steps
5. Exploring Data Types
6. Control Structures: Logical Expressions
7. Control Structures: Loops
8. User-Defined Functions
10. Building Web Pages with PHP
11. Working with Forms and Form Data
12. Working with Cookies and Sessions
13. MySQL Basics
14. Using PHP to Access MySQL
15. Building a Content Management System (CMS)
16. Using Site Navigation to Choose Content
17. Application CRUD
18. Building the Public Area
19. Regulating Page Access
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