This is so awesome, it took me weeks of going through httpdconf files on my win9x machine to install php with apache. On top of it all it wasn't secure enough to go online...however right now i have xp. I didn't want to go through the apache hastle again, so I took notice in a post that onestiffrod made about php under IIS. I installed IIS 5 with my xp, and figured what the hey i'll give it a shot. In five minutes here's what I had:
way to go!
PHP is a great scripting language, but beware: the error reporting can be ludicrously vague.
All u need now is an IDE for PHP, but it seems that most have dissapeered.
I didn't bother learning PHP cause no webpages I had supported it. :(
i started learning asp, but then a few weeks ago i had that "craze" of learning php and installed it's support on my server (IIS user xp). But haven't been around to learning it much.
after learning a bit of asp, i donno why, but php looks way to hard...maybe it's just me...who knows..
but i like the stuff php comes with, teh buit-in mySQL support has to be the coolest...when i became aware of that, i installed mySQL server on my box, but never had the time to actually sit down and configure it..
damn this life :(
Use PHPMyAdmin to create DB's and tables for MySQL.
Yeha, PHPMyAdmin is the best mysql database front. Highly recommended.
As for being more difficult than ASP, i learnt them the other way round - PHP first. Overall, i thought PHP seemed simpler, and made a bit more sense. But hey, thats me.
And it was nice to get away from Microsoft, but thats not why i prefer it ;)
Whats the different between asp and php anyway? Is php for auto-reply emailing systems on web pages and polls and stuff like that? What about asp?
ASP only works on IIS servers, you also have to use VBScript to do anything major with it even though it supports JScript, that support is lacking.
PHP is the FREE-WARE version, it can run anywhere on most servers, even IIS - it's syntax is alot like PERL - if u know C++ it's all pretty easy to pick up. PHP can do almost anything ASP can do except maybe some Administration stuff in windows.
Most of the Web Hosts out there run UNIX or LINUX servers b/c of their cost. This makes it incredibly easy for them to support PHP, as PHP was designed for those systems and it also helps that PHP is free. Many of those same hosts will also run MySQL which is a free Database system and PHP was designed to work with that also, so it's really powerful when those 2 are mixed.