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How to set up a PHP Console ?

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  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 01 Sep, 2021
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PHP is a backend server-side language of web development. In general, we don’t need to take input from the console but sometimes we need to run a small function or block of code, for which we need to take input from the console.


Server: xampp or WampServer

How to set up PHP Console ?

Step 1: Go to C drive where your XAMPP is installed.


Step 2: Go to PHP folder in XAMPP folder

php folder

Step 3: Copy the path of that folder


Step 4: Go to System Properties then Advanced System Settings

Advanced system settings

Step 5: Goto Environment Variables and follow the below steps and paste the copied path and press ok.

Environment variables



Running PHP file: Open command prompt, go to the directory where your code is saved.

cd C:\xampp\htdocs

use this command to run php code

php file_name.php


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