PHP scripts location

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by cossie, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Aug 8, 2006
    #1
    Hi,

    I've been trying to learn PHP, MySQL and SQLite and I've been doing so using a unix account in my Uni, unfortunately it's going to be offline for a while for hardware upgrades.

    So I got MAMP to let me work on this stuff from my laptop (MBP running Tiger). Unfortunately, I'm not sure where I should be saving my PHP scripts so that they can access the database tables I've created using MAMP.

    I know there's a Library/WebServer folder but when I try to save the files there the PHP scripts don't run when opened in a browser (even simple HelloWorld type stuff).

    I can http://localhost:8888/ but it's empty, rather than saving files all over the place I thought I'd ask here if anyone has any advice, help or tutorials.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    a456

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    Oct 5, 2005
    #2
    When you download MAMP you get a dashboard widget installed. Use this to start servers and open start page.

    Save PHP files to htdocs folder. Make sure MAMP folder is located in Applications. Use http://localhost:8888/ and you should see a file list.

    I'm learning myself very slowly and so haven't got a grip on the MySQL stuff yet but it would be great to hear from others on this.

    I tried installing Locked Area Lite on MAMP but haven't had any luck as yet with that - I think I was trying to run before I could walk.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Aug 8, 2006
    #3
    Thanks a456 that worked perfectly.

    My scripts are able to access the MySQL db that I created too - MAMP is a fantastic application.
     

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