Building a Forum with Dreamweaver – Part 1: Setting Up the Development Framework
Setting Up the Development Framework
First you have to set up your application server environment and install Dreamweaver 8 and ImpAKT.
This article assumes that you have already installed and configured a web server with PHP and MySQL support. If this is not the case, take a look at the following articles from the Developer Center:
- Setting Up Your PHP Server Environment Using Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (by David Sklar) if you use the LAMP platform
- Setting Up the PHP, MySQL, and Apache Server Platform on Macintosh OS X for Dreamweaver MX (by Minh Huynh) if you’re working in Mac OS
- Setting up PHP for Microsoft IIS (by Andrew Stopford) if you’re a fan of IIS
If you’re using Windows, also take a look at WAMP Server, a free tool that automatically installs Apache, PHP 5, MySQL server, phpMyAdmin, and SQLiteManager.
Before you install ImpAKT, you need to have installed Dreamweaver 8. You can install and manage the extensions using Extension Manager, an accessory to Dreamweaver.