Solved

Quick question re: how to publish PHP script to localhost using WAMP editor

Posted on 2015-02-07
5
209 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-07
Really new to PHP.  I have a command line script that works that I want to now publish to localhost and run via a browser.  When I double click the script (in a Windows window) it opens the editor, which is fine.  But Publish seems to publish the WebMatrix 3 splash, not my script.
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Caldwell
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40596269
What web server do you have installed?  And is PHP setup to run in that web server?  IIS? Apache?  WAMP?  XAMPP?
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Praveen Kumar Bonala
Praveen Kumar Bonala earned 250 total points
ID: 40596270
1.install wamp from here:http://www.wampserver.com/en/download.ph...
 2.install it
 3.a tray icon will appear
 4.right click it start the server
 5.open a notepad ,type your code ,save as "myfirsttry.php" (with qoutes)
 6.copy this file and paste it in wamp/www folder
 7.again go to the tray icon launch the browser from there
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mike Caldwell
ID: 40596299
I installed WAMP, so I assume my server is Apache.  Praveen, I followed your steps (WAMP was previously installed), but don't understand step 7.  In the tray I have the WebMatrix3 icon, which only reopens the editor.  I do have an icon for WAMP on my desktop, but double clicking that does nothing.
0
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
ID: 40596336
First, copy the PHP file to c:\wamp\www along with any files that it includes.  Open your web browser.  Type http://localhost/ followed by the name of your PHP file.  You should see the text that it produces on the screen.  That assumes that there are 'echo' statements that put text on the screen.  It may not run in the browser.  Web Servers usually have very limited permissions and can't do everything that you are allowed to do from the command line.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mike Caldwell
ID: 40596390
Thanks to all.  My son finally came over and had mercy on me.  He made one of our URLs available to me, so I'm running it out of that for my learning experiments.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When setting up new project requests for our site, one of the most powerful tools our team has available to use is Axure (http://www.axure.com/). It’s a tool for creating software and web prototypes that can function and interact as if it were the a…
This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Import and export files in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Click on Too…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to integrate Mailchimp with WordPress, by placing a Mailchimp signup form on a WordPress Page or Post. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Mailchimp will be used. Log into your Mailchi…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question