Getting Started With PHP at the UW
The PHP scripting language is supported on the UW Web servers to create dynamic Web sites and Web-based applications. Basic information for getting started with PHP is provided below, with links to resources for further learning.
The PHP interpreter runs your PHP scripts under your username, with your user privileges, very similar to the way the Web servers run CGI programs.
The PHP interpreter supports a limited number of compile-time options. Use the phpinfo() function to review version information and configuration settings.
The following filename extensions are recognized by the PHP interpreter:
You can use a php-ini file to customize some of the settings of the PHP interpreter.
- Introductory Tutorial from php.net
- PHP FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
- PHP Links
- Secure Programming in PHP
- PHP Resource Index