Linux for PHP Developers

Set yourself up for PHP programming in Linux—the fast, powerful, and free development environment that can be virtualized on almost any machine, including Mac and Windows computers. Explore various Linux distributions and the LAMP stack: the most ubiquitous web server solution on the Internet. Begin by downloading Linux, installing the operating system, and then configuring each additional stack element: Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Instructor Jon Peck describes how the LAMP components work together to support and network your web applications. You'll also learn how to manage Linux from the command line, optimize your system's performance for virtualization, and troubleshoot common installation and configuration issues. Plus, install some of the top PHP tools and frameworks, including Composer, Symfony, and Laravel.

Note: The demonstrations use the Ubuntu distribution of Linux, but the skills are applicable to other Linux distributions.
Topics include:

  • What is Linux and why should you use it?
  • Choosing a Linux distribution
  • Creating a virtual machine (VM)
  • Managing Linux from the command line
  • Configuring a Linux server
  • Managing Apache sites and modules
  • Configuring the MySQL database
  • Configuring PHP for development
  • Debugging PHP code in Linux
  • Installing PHP tools such as Composer and CodeIgniter
  • Managing VMs with VirtualBox
  • Troubleshooting LAMP

Did you know...?

#1: Easy to Learn
Compared to other web languages that require a bit of study, PHP does not require one to spend a lot of time researching a manual. Thanks to the syntax being logical and command functions describing exactly what they do, one can easily get right to the part of creating and optimizing the application. To build applications which is fast, reliable and easy to understand . PHP offers a great sense of responsibility which can help to build web applications.

#2: Familiarity with syntax
If you have programming experience in both Perl and C, then learning PHP will be quite easy, as its syntax is based on these languages.

#3: Free of Cost
PHP is an open source web app development language. It’s completely free of cost. It doesn’t get better than that, now does it?

#4: Efficiency in Performance
Depending on how you code, PHP can turn out to be an efficient web language to use. In fact, PHP is known to be scalable when writing code as well as in creating applications and is very reliable when you need to serve several web pages.

#5:Lots of PHP Support
PHP has a complete set of libraries which can be used as per requirements and builds upto a large scale applications. If you get stuck or are getting started when using PHP, one of the best places you can find information about the language is Hypertext Preprocessor apart from also obtaining tips from PHP pros from numerous websites and forums that are available over the internet.

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