I would like to ask if I can run a php without having installed a web server. Do I have to use the php like CGI and run my page via command line? And if so, what are the steps that I do I have to choose through the installation of php? I mean the preferences as CGI and the components after that step?
I installed the php 5.3.3 but is seems not working, I get several message that the php5ts.dll is missing and when I put that file in my ext folder other error messages appear. Are there any configuration files or steps that I have to use?
(is php 5.3.3 suitable for doing something like this?)
If I have to have a web server installed how can I run my php code through the command line?
You should normally be able to run a php file (after a successful installation) just by running this command:
$ /path/to/php myfile.php // unix way C:\php\php.exe myfile.php // windows way
You can read more about running PHP in CLI mode here.
It’s worth adding that PHP from version 5.4 onwards is able to run a web server on its own. You can do it by running this code in a folder which you want to serve the pages from:
$ php -S localhost:8000
You can read more about running a PHP in a Web Server mode here.
For windows system you should be able to run php by following below steps:
- Download php version you want to use and put it in c:\php.
- append ;c:\php to your system path using cmd or gui.
$ php -S localhost:8000command in a folder which you want to serve the pages from.
Works fine with symphony.
But I’m fighting with it, trying run a slim app
You can use these kind of programs to emulate an apache web server and run PHP on your computer: