Setup for Sample PHP Site
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 comes with sample PHP pages to let you build a small web application. This chapter describes one way to set up the sample application using Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). For more information on this web server, see Installing a Web Server. If youre using a different web server, see Setting Up a Web Application in Using Dreamweaver.
If youre a Macintosh user, you can either connect to a remote PHP server or develop PHP sites locally using the Apache web server and PHP application server installed with your operating system. For setup information, see the following websites:
Setting up a web application is a three-step process. First, configure your system. Second, define a Dreamweaver site. Third, connect the application to your database. This setup guide follows this three-step process.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Setup checklists for PHP developers
Configuring your system (PHP)
Defining a Dreamweaver site (PHP)
Connecting to the sample database (PHP)