- Download EasyPHP from the website www.easyphp.org
- double-click on the downloaded executable
- select an installation directory and follow the instructions
A quick starter guide for PHP developers : how to use EasyPHP and how to create a PHP file.
EasyPHP is a WAMP package including the server-side scripting language PHP, the web server Apache, the SQL server MySQL, as well as development tools such as the database manager PhpMyAdmin, the debugger Xdebug and many others. Nothing to configure. It's already done! You just need to download, intall ... and code. The administration page allows you to list the docroot, extensions,change the Apache port, the timezone, max execution time, error reporting,upload max filesize, add/remove alias, manage modules....
You just need to download the module and run the setup. Thus, you can quickly install applications like WordPress (Blog), Spip, Drupal, Joomla! (Content Management System - CMS), Prestashop (eCommerce / Online Shop), phpBB, Phorum (Forum / Bulletin Board) ... An easy way to code and test your templates.
All errors, warnings and notices including coding best practices and recommended coding standards in PHP are displayed. This configuration is intended to force the beginners and even some experienced programmers to develop good habits and write code clean and consistent..
Not for production or web hosting. EasyPHP is a development tool and is not intended to host websites or applications. The configuration is optimized for coding and debugging.
You can install it on your system, a USB key, a USB flash drive, a memory card, a portable hard drive... and develop or present locally your PHP code, projects, websites, scripts, applications...
Before doing anything, verify that easyphp.exe is launched and servers are running.
When EasyPHP is launched, an icon appears in the systray (beside the clock).
If this icon looks like this or like this or like this , that means that servers are not running properly.
If this is the case, double-click the icon to bring up the window below. Start the server(s) that didn't start and wait until ... ... the window looks like :
When everything is fine, the systray icon looks like :
Right-click on and select "Administration". The administration page allows you to manage PHP / Apache / MySQL, aliases, modules and to use the code tester.
Other menu options:
You must place your files either in the "localweb" directory, in an alias folder or a virtual host folder (module "Virtual Hosts Manager" needed). So that PHP can interpret your PHP pages.
There are many ways to program in PHP and there are many suitable text editors (eg. specialized for HTML or PHP with syntax highlighting etc). For this example, you can use a simple text editor.
1Open a new file
2Type the structure of an HTML page