Welcome to the Treehouse Community
Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!
Looking to learn something new?
Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.Start your free trial
It is unclear what environment (Mamp ? Atom?) is being used and how the server files are being set up. I have done the PHP: Installing a Local Dev Environment course, yet I am lost.
Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 91,250 Points
The first thing is that MAMP and Atom are 2 different things. MAMP is the local server environment that provides the php.ini file and atom is the text editor that you might use to edit it. You can also other local servers like XAMPP or DesktopServer to manage your local environment.
I would urge you to watch the video again and check out the teachers notes for information about how to read the file and the things you can do with it. Unfortunately, there isn't much the scope of the course can do to explain absolutely everything about php.ini but there's enough to get you going and to get your comfortable with seeing what options are available and how to change them.