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Question : Note:Only for the specialized atom text editor user
Am working with the a special text editor It's called atom am trying to open the console or what do they call it?..Anyways i think it's githubs console. Or to be specific
How to open the developer console in atom?
Jeff MudayTreehouse Moderator 26,597 Points
As PHP is not part of the native operating system, you will have to install it separately.
But! You are probably destined to work on a full-stack (sometimes called LAMP, WAMP, etc) on future projects. By "full-stack" we mean HTTP server Apache (or Nginx) database of MySQL (or Maria, Postgres, Mongo, etc.) and for the scripting language, PHP. You can set this up in many different ways depending on your host operating system, but in the spirit of keeping it simple, I would recommend the Apache Friends project XAMP -- a fairly complete stack for developing PHP.
Good luck with your learning-quest!
Hi John, If you do not work with Treehouse's workspace console, it is essential that you will download a web server program such as Xampp. This will include within it Apache and MySQL to work with databases later. To view your PHP code you will then have to access to your localhost and the name of the file. For example, if your port is 80 then you need to type in the browser localhost:80/1.php
Pay attention that if you name your file 'index.php' it will not display it in the localhost with the rest of your files and you will have to type it manually in the browser.