Peter Shaw has posted the second part of his introductory series to PHP - "The ABCs of PHP". In this new article Peter looks at the installation and configuration of PHP on your platform of choice (Windows or Linux-based).
PHP runs on all the major computing platforms available today, this includes all versions of windows, all the major linux distro's and a lot of specialist systems for devices like the Cobalt Raq and a lot of embedded devices. In this article however we will be concentrating on running PHP under the Apache and IIS web servers, which between the two covers approx 95% of the systems most people will have access to.
He uses packages on the linux installation to make things simple (for a basic Apache2 and PHP5) and the PHP and Apache binaries from each project on the Windows platform.