As you will see from this post I am an absolute beginner.
I installed Apache server, MYSQL and PHPMYADMIN from xampp on Windows 2000 - the apache server was running fine, and I created a SQL database in PHPMyadmin , hoping to simply display the results on a web page. To start, I copied the following PHP script from http://www.tizag.com/phpT/ into a new page in Front Page and saved it as .PHP
<title>My First PHP Page</title>
echo "Hello World!";
Opening the page gave me a blank screen. On reading your forum, I suspected that the PHP service might not be running (although Apache server and MYSQL were running, as long as I wasn't connected to the internet) Am I correct in thinking that the above script should have worked if PHP was running - and how do I get PHP to run?
Secondly, I found another site which showed how to run MYSQL as a service, and entered the code. Now when I try to start Apache it will not start. Can I stop running MYSQL as a service?
Many thanks in advance
ubrigens, kann ich deutsch verstehen - bin nicht so geschickt an schreiben! Xampp geigt!!!