Downloading and Installing PHP 7.3 for Windows
This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install the PHP engine 7.0 on a Windows system.
1. Go to windows.php.net/download/
and download the ""VC15 x64 Thread Safe (2018-Dec-06 04:31:24)" binary version for Windows.
You will get a file called "php-7.3.0-Win32-VC15-x64" of 21,846,474 bytes.
2. Unzip "php-7.3.0-Win32-VC15-x64" to \php folder.
3. Open a command window, and try the following commands:
C:\herong> \php\php -v
4. If see an error message saying:
"The program can't start because VCRUNTIME150.dll is missing
from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this
problem.", you need to install "Visual Studio 2015 x86".
- Go to "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" page
- Click the "Download" button.
- Save the download file "vc_redist.x86.exe" to desktop.
- Double-click on "vc_redist.x86.exe" to run it.
- Follow instruction to finish installation.
5. Open a command window, and try the following commands again:
C:\herong> \php\php -v
PHP 7.3.0 (cli) (built: Dec 6 2018 01:54:19)
(ZTS MSVC15 (Visual C++ 2017) x64)
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.0-dev, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
Cool, both Command Line Interface (CLI) and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) of PHP are working!
Last update: 2019.
Table of Contents
About This Book
►Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.3
What Is PHP
►Downloading and Installing PHP 7.3 for Windows
"php -help" - Command Line Options
"php -m" - Built-in Modules
"php -i" - PHP Engine Information
php.ini - PHP Runtime Configuration
Hello.php - My First PHP Script
"php -a" - PHP Interactive Shell
Downloading and Installing PHP Documentation
PHP Script File Syntax
PHP Data Types and Data Literals
Variables, References, and Constants
Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions
Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"
Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"
Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values
Arrays - Ordered Maps
Introduction of Class and Object
Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server
Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests
Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts
Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts
Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts
MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions
Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images
SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services
SOAP Server Functions and Examples
Localization Overview of Web Applications
Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents
Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals
Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms
"mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management
Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers
Configuring and Sending out Emails
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