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03-31-2010, 12:26 AM
I am confused about what to download to use php.

I am using a Mac. In order to create a web page where visitors can input their info into a form AND attach images what package of software do I need?

Can someone streamline the differences between php MYSQL and Apache?
Also I DO have a web hosting that has places to put php databases and so forth. How does that work w/ the software I will download?

Even a brief bit of info on ANY of the above would be helpful!

03-31-2010, 01:43 AM
ok when you have hosting it is often on an apache server, this is a linux based server obviously where your web site will sit.
php is a language, server based that will enable you to do the things mentioned above.
mysql is a database system often used in conjunction with php to give your site storage capabilities for data, including membership details if thats what you want.

you need scripts to written in php to add these functions not software as such

why dont you look at the tutorials on this forum and you will get a better insight than my brief explanation