The Workshop:
Apache and PHP – Back to Basics

By Joe Ferguson

This month we’re diving into Apache and PHP configuration to better understand the relationship between the web (HTTP) server and our application. When getting started with PHP, it’s quite common for tutorials and guides to skip over the webserver and focus more on the language aspects. PHP developers need to have a strong understanding of how the webserver executes their code. As requests and responses being handled by a server are the primary purpose of web applications. We’re going to install Apache, PHP, and review configuration for ensuring our application not only functions well but leverages Virtual Hosts to serve multiple applications. by Joe Ferguson

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This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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