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As hinted previous, this booklet is written to be totally appropriate with either home windows desktops and Macs. simply because the entire weblog engines mentioned are outfitted with PHP/Perl and MySQL (opensource software program, which runs on essentially any platform), you want to even be capable of get many of the examples to run on Linux/Unix-based structures if that is so vulnerable (although we don’t in particular disguise those systems).

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This assumes you extracted the PHP files to the recommended location. If you chose a different location, change the path accordingly. 6. Scroll further down until you come to Dynamic Extensions. You will see a long list titled Windows Extensions (around line 563), all of them commented out. These extensions add extra features to the core functionality of PHP. ini, and restarting Apache. dll This enables support for Unicode. 1 and above. 7. dll. Copy and paste it on the line immediately below. dll This enables support for the MySQL-specific functions that will be used by your blog.

Double-click the System icon. Select the Advanced tab and click Environment Variables, as shown alongside. 2. In the System variables pane at the bottom of the dialog box that opens, highlight Path as shown and click Edit. 32 5815_Ch02_CMP4 1/20/06 2:11 PM Page 33 C R E AT I N G A L O C A L T E S T E N V I R O N M E N T F O R Y O U R B L O G 3. A smaller dialog box opens. Click inside the Variable value field and move your cursor to the end of the existing value. Type a semicolon followed by the name of the PHP folder you created in step 2 of the previous section (C:\php5).

After Apache has restarted, open your browser and type http://localhost/ into the address bar (or http://localhost:8080/ if you chose the option to start Apache manually on port 8080). You should see a page similar to the one shown in Figure 2-4. Welcome to the world of PHP! Figure 2-4. The phpinfo() command displays copious data showing your PHP configuration. 37 5815_Ch02_CMP4 1/20/06 2:11 PM Page 38 BLOG DESIGN SOLUTIONS 12. In the unfortunate event that anything goes wrong, check the next section.

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