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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Redirecting After a Form Submission

Where does PHP need to be installed for it to work?

At the beginning of the video Alena mentions PHP needs to be installed locally to run. When I think of local, I think of the computer I am using?

Does she mean on the computer we are using? Or on the server?

Please clarify. Thanks!

1 Answer

Christoffer Bergenstråhle
Christoffer Bergenstråhle
5,706 Points

Yes it means you have to install a server on your computer. There are different ways to do this but personally I use Wamp and it works just fine for me.

Go to http://www.wampserver.com/en/ and download it from there. Look up youtube videos on how to install and use if you are unsure.

Thanks Christoffer Bergenstråhle . I currently use Xampp. When I think of a server, I think of something hosting online separately by a 3rd party. I am assuming instructor means the software needs to be installed on the online server?