For those who are experienced enough to do this yourself, simply head over to PHP.net – Downloads and download the most recent version of PHP.
However, if you are like most of us, you will most likely want to follow a guide to installing PHP onto your computer. These guides are kindly provided by PHP.net based on the operating system that you are using.
- PHP – Windows – Windows Installation Guide
- PHP – Mac – Mac Installation Guide
- PHP – Linux- Linux Installation Guide
MySQL is not a requirement to use PHP, however they often go hand in hand.
Visit MySQL’s MySQL Installation Guide for help on installing MySQL.