Question about PHP

11 years 9 months ago #54965 by michael_murphy
Question about PHP was created by michael_murphy
Hi Guys,

Not sure if this is the right place so mods feel free to move if required.

I have been asked at work to look into setting up an apache / tomcat / php server. Tomcat I know about, apache I've heard of and the only exposure to PHP I have is here.

Can anyone point me to a resource describing how to set up the above?

Thanks,

Michael.

IFAS Chairperson.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 9 months ago #54967 by DaveGrennan
Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Question about PHP
Michael, The documentation which comes with the PHP distro is very good and goes into setting it up in a wide variety of environments. Goto www.php.net download the latest distro and check out the documents. You'll have no trouble with it

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
www.webtreatz.com
Equipment List here

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 9 months ago #54968 by DaveGrennan
Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Question about PHP
BTW what O/S will the server run on?

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
www.webtreatz.com
Equipment List here

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 9 months ago #54970 by voyager
Replied by voyager on topic Question about PHP
Tomcat and PHP are very different beasts.

Tomcat is a web server which can serve Java based web apps. PHP is a language which can be served by something like the Apache web server.

Basically, the first thing you have to do is decide is whether you're going the Java route or the PHP route.

If you go Java then Tomcat is a good choice of server. It's often a good idea to stick Apache in front of it using something like ModJK because running Apache on the standard web port requires giving it full administrator/root access and that's no so wise.

If you choose PHP then you'll have an easier time of things. You can get something called WAMP which basically gives you a fully functional PHP stack for Windows. It gives you Apache, MySQL and PHP with just a single installer. There is also a version for the Mac called MAMP. If you run Linux then you'll basically get LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql & PHP).

Either way, the skills and resources required for a Java solution are very different to those required for a PHP solution.

Good luck!

Bart.

My Home Page - www.bartbusschots.ie

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 9 months ago #54979 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Question about PHP
Thanks guys.

Dave:
No platform has been decided on yet but it will probably be linux of some sort on a PC platform.

Bart:
We will have to run both java and PHP. Do you know if this will cause problems?

Thanks,

Michael.

IFAS Chairperson.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 9 months ago #54986 by voyager
Replied by voyager on topic Question about PHP

Bart:
We will have to run both java and PHP. Do you know if this will cause problems?


Nope, not at all.

In that case my advice would be to install apache and PHP in the normal way for what ever version of Linux you choose to use, i.e. using the relevant package management system so you can keep it all up to date, VITAL for PHP for security reasons.

Then, make sure you are using Sun's JVM and not some third party one like GCJ. Then go ahead and install Tomcat and let it run on a high port like it's default 8080. Don't open this port up to anything but the local host and maybe some developer and test machines. Instead have Apache serve your Java content using Tomcat via a connector like ModJK. This means that you don't have to expose your users to funny ports like 8080, that there won't be any conflict between Apache and Tomcat and that you can server PHP and Java stuff off the one domain, and that you are only exposing Apache to attach which is good because it's a robust server.

I have this setup running on a number of machines and it works like a charm.

Bart.

My Home Page - www.bartbusschots.ie

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 9 months ago #54990 by michael_murphy
Replied by michael_murphy on topic Question about PHP
Thanks Bart.

Michael.

IFAS Chairperson.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: darragh
Time to create page: 0.083 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum