How to run PHP in Visual Studio Code on Windows 11

If you’re into web development then it’s likely that you will need to learn PHP to develop the back-end database of your website. And nowadays web development is going in a craze. Therefore today we’re going to show you How to run PHP in Visual Studio Code on Windows 11. Follow this tutorial step by step and you’ll be good to go.

Video Tutorial: How to Run PHP in Visual Studio Code on Windows 11

 

 

Step 1:Download PHP For Windows 11

 

1) Firstly we will download the latest version of PHP available on the internet. Follow the below-provided link to download PHP for window 11. There simply click on the Zip button under PHP 8.0(8.0.9) section.

Download PHP Here: https://windows.php.net/download/

 

 

Step 2: Extract Zip File

 

1) Open up the folder where the downloaded .zip file is available, right-click on the file and click on the Extract All button.

 

 

2) In the extraction window click on the Browse button.

 

 

3) And create a New Folder with the name PHP8. After that click on the Select Folder button.

 

 

4) Now in the extraction window simply click on the Extract button.

 

 

Also Read: How to Install Android Studio on Windows 10

Step 3: Set Up Environment Variables

 

1) Press Windows button, type Environment Variables and hit Enter.

 

 

2) Now click on the Environment Variable button.

 

 

3) Now, select the Path variable by simply clicking on it and after that click on the Edit button.

 

 

4) Now click on the New button and paste the location we’ve provided below in this blank field and click the Ok button.

Location: C:\php8

 

 

Step 4: Check PHP VERSION

 

1) To check if PHP is working properly or not, open up your command prompt by pressing the Windows button, type cmd and press enter.

 

 

2) In the command prompt type,  PHP --version and press enter to check the installed version of PHP.

 

 

Step 5: Install PHP Extensions in Visual Studio Code on Windows 11

 

1) Open visual studio code, by pressing Windows type Visual Studio Code and press enter.

 

 

2) Click on the extension button and in the search bar type PHP Debug, select the first option from Felix Becker and click on the small blue install button.

 

 

3) Again in the search bar type Code Runner, select the first option from Jun Han and click on the install button.

 

 

Step 6: Run PHP in Visual Studio Code on Windows 11

 

1) Now create a new file in visual studio code and save it as  subscribe.php.

 

 

2) And paste the below-provided code snippet and press Ctrl+S

 

<?php

echo "Subscribe Now!";

?>

 

 

 

3) To Run the PHP script press Ctrl+Alt+N and you’ll see an output like the below image.

 

 

Step 7 [Bonus]: Fix Cannot Edit in reading Only Editor

 

1)  Now again create a new file in visual studio code and save it as an inputProgram.php

 

 

2) And paste the below-provided code snippet,  press Ctrl+S and run the script by pressing Ctrl+Alt+N

 

<?php

$firstName = readline("Enter your first name : ");

$lastName = readline("Enter your last name: ");

echo "Your Full Name is ".$firstName." ".$lastName;

?>

 

 

3) For the first time you will face an error like the below image.

 

 

4) Open up settings by pressing Ctrl+, In the search bar type Run In Terminal and hit enter. Scroll down and tick the Code Runner: Run in Terminal checkbox.

 

 

5) Now go back to the program we’ve created at step 2 and press Ctrl+Alt+N this time it will show no errors.

 

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One thought on “How to run PHP in Visual Studio Code on Windows 11

  • March 31, 2022 at 10:47 AM
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    thanks for good your teach

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