How to Implement PHP Code on Netbeans IDE

Introduction

This article describes how to implement PHP code in the Netbeans IDE.

What is PHP

  • The full form of PHP is Hypertext Preproceesor,
  • It is an open source scripting language and it is currently widely used.
  • The code or scripts of the language are executed on the server.

What is a PHP File

  • The default extension of a PHP file is ".php".
  • PHP code basically runs on the server and it returns output to the browser in the form of plain HTML text.

Features of PHP

  • It allows the feature of sending and receiving cookies.
  • It can create dynamic web page content.
  • It can add, delete and modify data in database.
  • It can run on various platforms.
  • It supports a wide range of databases.
  • It is compatible with nearly all servers that are currently used.

Example

In this example; we show how to use PHP code in the Netbeans IDE. There are certain steps in the Netbeans IDE that we need to follow as explained below.

Step 1

Open the Netbeans IDE.

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Step 2

Click on "File" from the Menu bar as in the following:

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Step 3

Click on "New Project" as in the following:

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Step 4

Select "PHP" and "PHP application" as in the following:

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Step 5

Click on "Next" as in the following:

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Step 6

Instead of project name write "Demo" and instead of source folder specify the path of your server and the folder in which you save your file in the server must be the same as the project name and than click on "Next" as in the following:

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Step 7

Click on "Next" as in the following:

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Step 8

Click on "Finish" as in the following:

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Step 9

Click on "Project" -> "Demo" then right-click on source files then select "New" then select "PHP File" as in the following:

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Step 10

Provide the name of the file (as given new) and then click on "Finish" as in the following:

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Step 11

Now you can write your PHP code  inside the PHP tags as in the following:

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Step 12

Now go to new.php and right-click on that, click on "Run" from the menu bar as in the following:

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Output

The output will appear in your browser as in the following:

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