This post is basically for those who want to run their first program under php. I just want to give an introduction related to PHP before starting:
It is server-side scripting language for producing dynamic Web pages.PHP was originally created by RasmusLerdorf in 1995. Th full-form of PHP is a recursive name i.e. PHP Hypertext Preprocessor.
PHP program can be run under various like WAMP, XAMPP etc.
- WAMP Server: this server is a web development platform which helps in creating dynamic web applications.
- XAMPP Server: It is a free open source cross-platfrom web server package.
I am using XamppServer to run my program, you can download it from the following link:
After downloading, just follow the following step to start xampp server:
Assume you installed xampp in C Drive.
Go to: C:\xampp\htdocs
Create your own folder, name it for example as tutorialspoint.
Now create your first php program in xampp and name it as “add.php”:
<html> <head><title>Addition php</title></head> <body> <?php # operator print "<h2>php program to add two numbers...</h2><br />"; $val1 = 20; $val2 = 20; $sum = $val2 + $val2; /* Assignment operator */ echo "Result(SUM): $sum"; ?> </body> </html>
Now double click on “XAAMP CONTROL PANEL” on desktop and START “Apache”
(icon also appears on the bottom)
Type localhost on your browser and press enter:
It will show the following:
Now type the following on browser:
Below screenshot shows php files created under folder “tutorialspoint”
Click on “add.php” and it will show the following:
The RESULT is 40 by adding both the values.
This way you can run your php program in XAMPP server…