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Seth Barthen
Seth Barthen
11,266 Points

Using Webmatrix 3 for PHP course


I'm using Webmatrix3 to use php as it can run as a local host. However, now that I am on the lesson about sub folders. I'm not exactly sure how this works with Webmatrix. So two questions...

  1. Is it a good thing that I'm learning this on Webmatrix

  2. How do I fix it?

Thanks! Seth

2 Answers

Aleem Mohamed
Aleem Mohamed
Courses Plus Student 7,011 Points

Hi Seth,

I'm not sure if my answer is going to help you at all but when it comes to which type of IDE you're using I don't think it matters a whole lot. You could pretty much use notepad if you wanted to so I don't think that by you using WebMatrix is harming your learning process at all. If you're having issues with what WebMatrix can do you can try another IDE like NetBeans. For example, while learning ASP.NET I'm using WebMatrix (with the hope of "graduating" to Visual Studio at one point) but for HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP I use NetBeans.

Seth Barthen
Seth Barthen
11,266 Points

Aleem, thanks for writing me back! I'd like to keep using Webmatrix as I think it's a great program, but when it comes to the lessons about subfolders I'm stuck / lost because I'm not using XAMPS. So when Randy tells us to go into the htdocs folder to find all of our files and folders... Well I don't have that folder.

Does WebMatrix put all these files in a different directory within my computer or does it do something completely different?