Chapter 1: Exploring the PHP Environment

Chapter 1: Exploring the PHP Environment


Web pages are interesting, but on their own they are simply documents. You can use PHP to add code to your Web pages so they can do more. A scripting language like PHP can convert your Web site from static documents to an interactive application. In this chapter, you'll learn how to add basic PHP functionality to your Web pages. Specifically, you'll:

  • Review HTML commands.

  • Use Cascading Style Sheets to enhance your Web pages.

  • Build HTML forms.

  • Ensure PHP is on your system.

  • Run a basic diagnostic of your PHP installation.

  • Add PHP code to a Web page.