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I am interested in learning PHP is the current version 4 or 5. Also, =
there is this summary of Teach yourself PHP 4 in 24 Hours:


PHP offers many of the same functions and features as Microsoft’s Active =
Server Pages (ASP) technology, allowing Web developers on Apache Web =
servers to write dynamically generated pages simply by embedding PHP =
scripts into traditional Web pages. Now you can master this pivotal =
technology with help from one of its creators in SAMS Teach Yourself PHP =
4 in 24 Hours

Do you need Apache Web Server to use PHP or can any webserver handle =
PHP, just that they are regular scripts?

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On Sat, 16 Jun 2001 02:41:32 -0500 SychoSly said…

> I am interested in learning PHP is the current version 4 or 5. Also,
> there is this summary of Teach yourself PHP 4 in 24 Hours:
>
> —
> PHP offers many of the same functions and features as Microsoft’s Active
> Server Pages (ASP) technology, allowing Web developers on Apache Web
> servers to write dynamically generated pages simply by embedding PHP
> scripts into traditional Web pages. Now you can master this pivotal
> technology with help from one of its creators in SAMS Teach Yourself PHP
> 4 in 24 Hours
> —
>
> Do you need Apache Web Server to use PHP or can any webserver handle
> PHP, just that they are regular scripts?
>
>

PHP can be installed on most webservers. But I’ll bet you will have to do
alot of searching to find a M$ server set up with it.


John R. Marshall JRM Studios.com - http://www.jrmstudios.com The
Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

> SychoSly wrote:
>
> Do you need Apache Web Server to use PHP or can any webserver handle
> PHP, just that they are regular scripts?

PHP has been written as an apache module or as a CGI executable. This
means that with Apache, it’s built in to the server, and executes a lot
faster. As a CGI executable, it can run on ANY web server, but is slower
and harder to set up.

PHP as CGI on Windows SUCKS.

-Mike K.

On Sat, 16 Jun 2001 16:06:19 -0400 Mike King said…

> PHP has been written as an apache module or as a CGI executable. This
> means that with Apache, it’s built in to the server, and executes a lot
> faster. As a CGI executable, it can run on ANY web server, but is slower
> and harder to set up.
>
> PHP as CGI on Windows SUCKS.
>

Actually you can set up php as a module for AOL webserver, PWS, IIS,
Apache/windows(what I use) etc…

About the only good thing PHP compiled as a stand alone program is you can
write non-web scripts with it.

#!/usr/bin/php :slight_smile:


John R. Marshall JRM Studios.com - http://www.jrmstudios.com The
Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

>“Mike King” <mike@webcodefocus.com> wrote in message > PHP as CGI on
>Windows SUCKS.

Why do you say it sucks? I write a lot of php for cross-platform server
compatibility. It was pretty easy to set up both on IIS and Apache. For
straightforward database queries, speed has never been a problem for me.
Granted, I’m not doing anything very cpu intensive.

Ned Wolfenbarger wrote:
>
> >“Mike King” <mike@webcodefocus.com> wrote in message > PHP as CGI on
> >Windows SUCKS.
>
> Why do you say it sucks? I write a lot of php for cross-platform server
> compatibility. It was pretty easy to set up both on IIS and Apache. For
> straightforward database queries, speed has never been a problem for me.
> Granted, I’m not doing anything very cpu intensive.

Try using PHP as a Windows CGI with IIS at the enterprise level.
You’ll see:

-a 1 gHz, 256 MB RAM server will slow to a crawl -database performance
will suffer. -a 300 mHz Cobalt running 5 sessions of X-windows and 64 MB
RAM will outperform the windows box 10-fold.

-Mike K.