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Old 12-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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running apache on local machine, called from html file (debian)

Im using debian stable.

Im writing an html file (client side) which calls a php script.

The html file has a "submit" button, so when I click it the server should run the associated php file.

Ive installed php5, libapache2-mod-php5, and apache.

How do I make the server run the php after I click "submit"? this is all on the same machine (so the server is a localhost)

Old 12-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to read up on HTML forms and how they work.

The above guide will give you the knowledge you need and you will have no problem posting your HTML form data to a PHP script after reading over it. Let us know if you have questions
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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It would be helpful if you indicated what does happen when you click the "Submit" button. Also posting the script.
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You also might identify what distribution you are using for this.

RH/CentOS/Fedora has configuration flags to enable PHP scripts.
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There are many websites that show how to build/process forms with php. Basically when you click on the submit button the php script specified as the action is executed.

<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="my_php_script.php">


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