Installing a Web Server
To develop and test dynamic web pages, you need a functioning web server. This chapter describes how most Windows users can install and use a Microsoft web server on their local computer.
If youre a Windows user and you want to develop ColdFusion sites, you can use the web server included in the developer edition of the Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 application server, which you can install and use for free. For more information, see Setup for Sample ColdFusion Site.
If youre a Macintosh user, you can use a web server on a network computer or a web hosting company. If you want to develop PHP applications, you can use the Apache web server already installed on your Macintosh.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Installing Internet Information Server
Testing the Macintosh web server (PHP developers)
Web server basics
Macromedia does not provide technical support for third-party software such as Microsoft Internet Information Server. If you need assistance with a Microsoft product, please contact Microsoft technical support.