In this tutorial we’ll learn how to run PHP program on local pc. For this purpose, You must have PHP environment installed on your pc.
If you don’t have PHP installed and running on your pc. Just visit the following links
Write your first PHP program
Create a file
hello.php in root directory of your web server. If you are using XAMPP , root directory is
"C:\xampp\htdocs" and in Ubuntu root directory is
/var/www/html/ . Write the following code in
<?php echo "Hello world"; ?>
For writing code you can you any code editor you like. I recommend using Visual Studio Code , which I use most of the time.
Running first PHP progran
When you’ve written the code , you need a browser to see the result. Now , open your bowser and go to
http://localhost/hello.php . You will see something like this on the browser.
We created a file with
.php extension . Files with
.php extension are processed and showed in the browser. Generally
echo statement shows a string to the output. Here the string is
That’s really simple. Isn’t it ? Feel free to comment if you got any troubles.