Netbeans, Apache, PHP, MySQL, jQuery are the most essential tools for web developer to create websites and web application. PHP and MySQL are server side programming Launguage. HTML and jQuery will be running on client machine. So we need to create such environment in which your system will work like client machine and server machine, where Apache is the Local server. NetBeans is free and open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers.NetBeans IDE is easy to install and runs on many platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
How To Setup a Server
There are many Softwares for windows which help you to create your own server on your Local system. To create server we require Apache, PHP, MySQL, where apache is the server to run website on browser, PHP is an dynamic programming language use to interact with database and MySQL is used to store all data and Information in it’s database.
#1. Download WampServer :- WampServer is a Windows based web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database with PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.
#2. Download EasyPHP :- EasyPHP Server for PHP development and web hosting on Windows. EasyPHP is a complete and ready-to-use environment for PHP developers and web hosting. EasyPHP is a complete package allowing to use all the power and the flexibility that offers the dynamic language PHP. Package includes an Apache server, a MySQL database, PHPMyAdmin as well as easy development tools for web sites, applications and web hosting.
Download any one Software, I recommend you to Install WampServer because I use it and it’s very easy to use.
Creating website can be done on notepad don’t require any software but it’s very difficult to create website on notepad because if any error occurs then notepad would not detect it, Hence I recommend you to Install NetBeans IDE.
How To Install NetBeans IDE
Download and Install NetBeans IDE :- NetBeans IDE is FREE and open source.Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with HTML5, PHP, Java, C/C++ and more.
How To Setup PHP Project in NetBeans
STEP 1:- Start the IDE, open Projects window, and choose File > New Project.
STEP 2:- In the Categories list, choose PHP.
STEP 3:- In the Projects, choose PHP Application and click Next.
STEP 4:- The New PHP Project > Name and Location opens.
STEP 5:- In the Project Name text field, enter tatya.
STEP 6:- In the Project Location field select the root folder where the web server looks for files to open in the browser.
STEP 7:- Leave all other fields with their default values and Click on Next.
STEP 8:- Now select Local Web Site. This project will run on your local Apache server.