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This is step-by-step tutorial that will help you build your first PHP pages quickly. Hit Help button if you need more information during the process.

yellowbulbNote: To get more familiar with PHPRunner, you can also watch flash tutorials that are available at

Run PHPRunner application after you installed it on your computer. It can be found at Start -> Programs -> PHPRunner -> PHPRunner.

On the first screen enter a project name and a project location. If you already have a database, select Blank application to build the project from scratch. Otherwise, you can select one of the predefined templates and get a themed web site and database created for you. Click Next>>.


On the next screen choose database type and click Next>>. In our example, we will connect to MySQL. If you do not have MySQL server, see How to install local server.

Then select a database or create new one. When finished click Next>>.


Select datasource tables from the list of available tables. Click Next>>. On the next screen you can modify SQL query.


On the next screen choose pages you would like to create and select key fields.

yellowbulbNote: Key column is the datasource column which lets you query each table row individually and modify each row without altering other rows in the same table. The values that compose a key column are always unique. When finished click Next>>.


On the next several screens you can choose the fields to appear on each page, customize your data appearance and set the fields order on each page. You can also modify the miscellaneous settings.

Security screen allows you to protect an access to your database. Refer to security settings for more information. Click Next>>.


Page Designer allows you to customize the look and feel of your web pages in a more user-friendly way.


On the next screen you can choose and modify style and color scheme for displaying the pages.

On the next screen you can enhance your web site functionality by adding events.

You are almost finished! On the next screen select output directory where you like to put generated PHP pages and image files. Press Build to generate files. You are done! Now you are ready to test the generated application.

To preview your application locally, you need the Internet Information Server or Apache up and running on your computer. If you do not have a web server, see How to install a local Web server. You can also upload the files to the remote Web server using built-in FTP client. You can publish your application to our Demo Server or simply sign up for our hosting specifically dedicated to PHPRunner customers.

Here is the sample generated page: