When i want to run a php file in the terminal, i do : $php hello.php Now, if i want to get rid of the .php at the end, i can add this at the top of file-> #!/bin/env php Now, in the command line i can run, $./hello But when i do this and i try to open the file in webbrowser, it doesn't work properly and instead all of the code gets printed out as is.. For ex, if I had < ?php printf("Hello"); ?> instead of just Hello being shown in browser the whole < ?php printf... is shown. Basically, i want to get rid of the extension i see on top of the browser in the address bar.. I dont want http://xyz.com/hello.php, i only want http://xyz.com/hello How to do this?
You seem to be a little bit confused. PHP is a server-side scripting language. It was made for specific purposes. A main purpose of using PHP is to create dynamic websites -- websites that their contents can be dynamically changed.
PHP can also be used as a general-purpose programming language. We can write programs in PHP more like we do in C.
Since PHP is an interpreted language, unlike C, when you write a program like
<?php printf("Hello"); ?>
we run it using an interpreter (i.e., a program that parses and executes PHP code on the fly) whose name is, not surprisingly, php.
Given a PHP program that's written in a file named hello.php, for example, we can run the following command in the terminal to run our program
When you write
#!/bin/env php atop your php file to be able to run your program by simply executing
you're not totally getting rid of the writing the name of the interpreter program (i.e.,
php) before the name of the php file. Rather, we're sort of hiding it. Your program is still interpreted using the interpreter named php.
This usage of the PHP programming language is more of the general-purpose one.
So you're trying to do two completely different things.
To get "Hello" shown by a browser, you need a combination of HTML and PHP. Consider this simple web page
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Hello</title> </heda> <body> <!-- some php code --> <?php printf("Hello"); ?> </body> </html>
Try saving this code in a file named hello.php and put it in your
~/vhosts/localhost/public/ directory in the appliance then open up the terminal and execute the following
cd ~/vhosts/localhost/public/ chmod 600 hello.php
Now, open up your browser and enter the URL
http://localhost/hello.php and hit Enter. You should now see "Hello" displayed by the browser.
I believe having a URL like
http://localhost/hello involves some other configurations to the server that I'm honestly not aware of currently.