(Hypertext Preprocessor") is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose
scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and
can be embedded into HTML. You will find all information you need about
PHP at php.net, including php source
Our basic idea when developing this site is illustrated in the image below:
Many users will not have access to an external server (from a hosting company or similar service), but any computer may become a server. Consequently, one or more computers in a research group may be used as servers (for example, the fastest ones), and the other computers may be used as workstations. Additionally, a local server may be set up in our own computer, and by using a web browser we will be able to use the programs in our computer even when the computer is not connected to the web.
Installing PHP in our computer is very easy.
PHP is installed by default in most Linux operation systems (as well as Apache web server, so that when activating both a web server with PHP will be available) . In case you are using linux but php is not installed, visit php.net, and follow the instructions to install it in your computer. Concerning Mac, newest version of the operation system includes Apache, and instructions for PHP intallation are available here.
As most users are probably using Windows as their operation system, we will focus here on how to install PHP in a Windows environment.
Thanks to developers who have created programs for automatic installation of Apache and PHP in windows operation service, installation process is very simple. In the table below you will find links to programs for installing both programs in your computer (".exe" installers). So after downloading one of those programs and installing it, your computer will become a server.
To use programs from BioPHP, you must decompress the files to the folder used to serve page in the computer (the folder is usually named "www" or "htdocs", depending on the installer used). When visiting "http://127.0. 0.1/program_name" or "http://localhost/program_name" with your regular web browser, you will be visiting your own server.
We hope this page has been useful to you. For suggestions/questions, please contact us.