Brand new to PHP
Posted on 2007-10-16
I am brand new to PHP and someone has just handed me a page to edit.
I've always used IIS to edit and build my ASP pages. My first thought was to run the PHP pages through the same interface and to my chagrin, it don't work.
So, however rudimentary this sounds, would some ninja please alert me to how I can make my PC into a PHP friendly environment so I can call menus etc.
And would whoever answers this question be willing to please tell me what "free" means when they're talking about either MYSQL or PHP? How does ASP cost anything. I understand having to purchase a database, but I never did understand how PHP and it's related family of components is free.