Installing a Web Server

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 you’re 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 you’re 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:

Getting started

Installing Internet Information Server

Testing IIS

Testing the Macintosh web server (PHP developers)

Web server basics

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly