.php files

@dragan80 (920)
Italy
March 25, 2007 2:30am CST
Hi, if you have some php files with a .php extension on them, how can you see them? Do you need some sort of software??
3 responses
@Tisifone (639)
• Italy
25 Mar 07
Open them with notepad to read the content, including code. If you want to see the layout you probably need a program like Frontpage or Dreamweaver.
26 Mar 07
Don't PHP files open with note pads by default?
• India
27 Mar 07
This file is a PHP page and PHP is a server side scripting language. It can be run only through a server like apache with PHP installed. You can execute this file if you got these softwares installed and configured. Installing apache and PHP on a computer is bit cumbersome. If you are really keen on viewing this page you may install XAMPP. A detailed description of using XAMPP is beyond the scope of this post. You can get more details at www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html.
25 Mar 07
PHP files CAN NOT be used as applications on you computer. PHP is a programming language made for web pages and servers.