How To Live Server Php

Setting up a live server for PHP development can be a daunting task for beginners. However, with the right tools and instructions, you can quickly create a functional and efficient development environment. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of setting up a live server for PHP using XAMPP, a popular and easy-to-use web server solution.

What is XAMPP?

XAMPP is a free and open-source software that provides a simple way to install Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl on your local machine. It works on Windows, Linux, and macOS, making it an ideal choice for beginners and professionals alike.

Setting up XAMPP

First, let’s set up XAMPP on your machine. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Download XAMPP from the official website: Choose the version compatible with your operating system (Windows, Linux, or macOS).
  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Once installed, open the XAMPP Control Panel and start the Apache and MySQL services by clicking the “Start” button next to each service.
  4. To test if the installation was successful, open your browser and visit http://localhost. You should see the XAMPP welcome page.

Creating a PHP Project

Now that XAMPP is set up, let’s create a simple PHP project. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the XAMPP installation directory (usually C:\xampp on Windows or /Applications/XAMPP on macOS).
  2. Open the htdocs folder. This is where you will store your PHP projects.
  3. Create a new folder for your project, e.g., my_project.
  4. Inside your project folder, create a new file called index.php and open it in your favorite text editor.
  5. Add the following PHP code to your index.php file:

Save the file and visit http://localhost/my_project in your browser. You should see the “Hello, World!” message displayed on the screen.


Congratulations! You have successfully set up a live server for PHP development using XAMPP. You can now develop and test PHP projects locally on your machine. Remember to keep your Apache and MySQL services running in the XAMPP Control Panel whenever you are working on your projects.