View Full Version : can I run php on my computer?

07-27-2002, 11:52 PM
Can I run php on my computer? I have pws but it didn't seem to do a thing.

07-28-2002, 12:15 AM
http://www.firepages.com.au :thumbsup:

Never found PWS useable tbh, I've used phpdev since version 3 which uses apache, fine for development.

07-28-2002, 12:31 AM
hmmm....Now Spookster's sig makes more sense, wasn't firepages in the old WA forum?

Thanks Mouse.

07-28-2002, 01:29 AM
Huh what? :p

07-28-2002, 04:15 AM

07-29-2002, 09:47 AM
well, I got phpdev but I can't figure out how to get my php pages to load. I have started apache and everything but it just doesn't seem to do anything.

Also I can't use IE to goto http://localhost and seems to be only working for PWS and well....Hmmm I don't know what to say next really. I think I will just uninstall it and stick to asp and learning C.

07-29-2002, 04:17 PM
In PWS, try stopping the service...

I can't remember how to do this, because it's been an eternity since I used PWS (Made the switch to Win2000/IIS when I figured out after about a week of ASP development that PWS is a terrible excuse for a web server).

There should be a button on the Main (or General or whatever the default tab name is) that says "Stop service" or something of the sort.

Let me know if that helps.


07-29-2002, 06:33 PM
As quackhead mentioned you should shut down PWS while running Apache. Otherwise they fight over who get's control. Once you go Apache you never go backy.