View Full Version : PHP A begginers tutorial problem?

05-05-2007, 07:15 PM
Hey, I was going throught your PHP - A Beginners Guide (http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/vtm/php-mysql-apache.php) tutorial and I dont know if i missed something or what but from part 5 to part 6 there is a gap. Part 6 starts out by saying "now that you have sucessfully coded info.php" and shows 2 new .php files in the directorys that were made. Maybe a link got messed up or something or maybe I am missing something. I just loved the tutorial and really wanted to finnish it but with that I can go no further. Please help me out and message me on here or on AIM.

05-05-2007, 08:51 PM
ok i have a coding question now. I am on part 7 toward the end when you go to preview the dwc.php file to see if it worked and Dreamweaver has a pop up that says "To preview pages containing server-side code, you need a testing server. Would you like to specify one?" and when I click Yes it makes me create a whole new web site. What should i do?

05-05-2007, 08:53 PM
did you follow the configuring dreamweaver tutorial??

05-05-2007, 08:56 PM
sure did, thats why i am so confused but i am back tracking and making sure i have everything right which will probably fix this for me.

05-05-2007, 09:00 PM
go into site settings and then advanced

tell me what you have set in Testing Server

05-05-2007, 09:05 PM
Server Model: PHP Mysql
Access: Local/Network
Testing Server Folder: G:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Web Root\Test\
URL Prefix: http://localhost/Test/

05-05-2007, 09:08 PM
create a blank page. name it info.php

in the page add the following line...

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

save the file in your local and remote directory

browse the file in your browser using...


post what you see in the page

05-05-2007, 09:14 PM
doing it like that said page cannot be found but i went to http://localhost/Local%20Root/Test/info.php and found it

05-05-2007, 09:16 PM
what did it display

paste the results here

05-05-2007, 09:32 PM
it wont let me post it, it says the text i entered was too long when trying to post what it said

05-05-2007, 09:34 PM
did you see lots of data about PHP in purple

05-05-2007, 09:35 PM
ya it was alot of data in tables

05-05-2007, 09:41 PM
ok php is installed and working

and your settings are correct

yur pressing F12 and getting a prompt to setup a site?? Mmm....

ok the only thing i can advise is when you get the prompt follow it through and set a site up then delete the original.

Dont know what else it can be... sorry

05-05-2007, 09:50 PM
ya but whats weird is when i manually go to see the preview like i did for the info.php one for the one the tutorial says to make.

This is what it says:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ')', expecting T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in G:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Local Root\Test\Connections\connection.php on line 9

what does that mean and how do i fix it?

05-05-2007, 09:58 PM

an interesting error

its telling you its found an "Unexpected Double Colon" (in hebrew)!

the authors of the ZEND engine are jewish i think

05-05-2007, 10:00 PM
lol so if i post my code here do you think you could figure out whats wrong?

nice hebrew

05-05-2007, 10:01 PM
create a new thread with your new question