You'll want a webserver running and PHP configured for that server. You can easily use IIS or Apache for this purpose. Which one you want to use is something that many people will argue over, but the simple fact is that you're doing some offline development and you should use what's easiest for you.
Once you get your webserver up and running and PHP configured, just create a site that points to your document root and then open a browser to http://localhost/ - assuming everything's configured properly and you've moved over all the data that you need, you'll then have a viable offline staging server to developed on. I have an XP box with PHP, mySQL and IIS and I've not run into any problems at all. When I've completed my changes I just FTP everything to my live site with no hassles. -M -----Original Message----- From: JeRRy [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 10:45 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP-DB] php /mysql / viewing offline question Hi, I have a linux webserver that I have that has php webpages I have created and mysql databases. I would like to do some work on them while being offline at times. I have the following programs which enable me to do this: - DzSoft PHP Editor (windows version) - mysql (windows version) - php-4.3.2-Win32 (windows version) With the DzSoft PHP Editor it has an in-built php viewer to view pages/scripts which I have got reading to and from my mysql. But I guess it can't handle cookies so means I can't run my pages offline like I want to to make sure they work. I run cookies to login to my site/database and they work fine online but offline it wont work simply because the php viewer does not handle cookies just views pages as is. So I need a program that I can view my php pages like I would if being on a webserver but while being offline. I have all the pages, database on my PC now. I have everything working just can't view my php work as I need to. So I need a program that will view my php pages and handle cookies etc as it would if being online. Is there a program I can use for this? I know I could download Apache WebServer but I don't need it to be online at all, only offline viewing. So I thought there mught be another program I could use for this. If so, please let me know. If Apache is the only option I guess I'll have to use that. Thankyou for your suggestions / help in advance. Kind Regards, Jerry http://mobile.yahoo.com.au - Yahoo! Mobile - Check & compose your email via SMS on your Telstra or Vodafone mobile. -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php