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Installing PHP

You have two options for using PHP:

  • Download and install it yourself
  • Use a server that already has it

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If you chose to use it yourself, here are some helpful links.

Download PHP
Download PHP Now!

Download MySQL Database (For storing user info. Good to have, incase you want to learn more than just PHP)
 MySQL Link

Download Apache Server
Apache Download Link

Refer to's install & config manual

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