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Creating Our PHP File

  • Run the XAMPP program.

xampp control panel

  • Let’s start the Apache server.

xampp control panel started Apache server

  • Open your browser to test that the server has started and type localhost or in the address bar.

  • You should see a page like this.

xampp localhost entry page

If this page does not appear, review your installation!

Where We Will Write Our PHP Code:

  • Open the folder where XAMPP is installed (e.g., c://xampp/htdocs).
  • The htdocs folder in XAMPP is where we manage PHP files.
  • You can delete everything inside the folder.
  • We will move on to coding in the next lesson.