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Houston PHP Users Group Message Board › How to get started

How to get started

A former member
Post #: 1
I am a total beginer. Can somebody help me get started?
A former member
Post #: 14
I am a total beginer. Can somebody help me get started?

Get a cheap web host that supports php,
( for example, but there are many others)
or install locally.
(using the XAMPP package)
Grab a book,
(­ a personal favorite, but amazon is full of them)
read a tutorial...
(­ or a simple search google for "php tutorials")

Come back when you can <?php echo "hello world"; ?> or with questions.
A former member
Post #: 4
I got started with a book called "php and mysql web development" (now in 4th ed.)­

for editing I use the free crimson editor.

and I use abyss web server x1, also free for development. Be sure to read about how to configure php for it, should take just a few minutes.

...this will get you started
Houston, TX
Post #: 33
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