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Old 06-17-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
elliotfuller
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Question Running PHP Scripts in SuSe Linux 9.3 w/o a server.


I want to begin designing my web site without purchasing the space first. Therefore I need somthing to emulate a server so I can test my PHP scripts etc. Is there any way to do this on the linux platform with SuSe 9.3 distro? I am new to PHP of course, I am learning. Should I get an old PC and network it with my laptop and install linux and Apache on the PC and use it as a server? Is there a better (software) way? I want to get started with tutorials in PHP and all, but I have no way of viewing my scripts as they were through a server. I just am left with a PHP file that my browser won't open! Help I am extremely new to all of this!
 
Old 06-17-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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You can use any Linux distribution and have LAMP (Linux-Apache-Mysql-Php) for development, testing, and even serving web sites and applications. Not a problem.

I use a mix of Suse 9.1 and 9.3. I keep evaluating other distributions but Suse Just Works(tm) without having to spend weeks configuring it. My second favorite distribution is Slackware.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Well i have Suse 9.3 installed with apache and PHP. When I try and open the PHP scripts I make with my browser (like my tutorial book tells me) It asks me what program i would like to use to open it. Konquerer, Firefox etc.. I am not quite sure how to test the script!
 
Old 06-18-2005, 06:27 PM   #4
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You may need to manually enable php4

Edit your /etc/sysconfig/apache2 file and look for the

Code:
APACHE_MODULES=
Section. In that section you will want to make sure that php4 or php5 is enabled. because I deal with legacy apps *gag* for some clients, I use php4, as you will see:

Code:
APACHE_MODULES="access actions alias auth auth_dbm autoindex cgi dir env expires include log_config mime mod_rewrite negotiation setenvif ssl suexec userdir php4"
Once you add php4, restart apache with either of the following commands:

Code:
/etc/init.d/apache2 reload
or

Code:
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Also, in /etc/apache2/mime.types .php should be defined as anapplication type it hasn't been already. Make sure the following line is present in the mime.types file.

Code:
application/x-httpd-php         phtml pht php
Add any other extensions you might use (e.g., php4, php5, pfoo, or whatever) and after any changes are made to mime.types restart apache.

Now do a hello world script (e.g., echo hello world or do phpinfo) to verify the php processor is working.
 
  


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