Put a MySQL Database on the Web:
Step by Step Tutorial

Step #1: Setup your PHP Development Environment

The best way to get a feel for how Apeel PHP Code Generator Pro works and what it can do is to actually generate a web application with it.

For this walkthrough we are going to use the Sakila demo MySQL database - don't worry if you don't have Sakia installed as it can be created from within the program itself at the click of a button.

Before we generate the Web Application we must install Apeel PHP Code Generator Pro, and ensure our development PC has a working installation of PHP, MySQL and a Web Server such as Apache or IIS.

If you already have these setup then congratulations - you are ready to skip on to Step 2: Retrieve Database Structure, otherwise don't worry there are only a few simple steps to follow and we'll have you up and running in no time.


Installing Apeel PHP Code Generator Pro

Installation is easy. Just extract the Executable from the Zip file you downloaded, and double-click on it to run the installer and follow the prompts.

To ensure you always get the latest version, the installer downloads the appropriate files from our website.

The PHPExcel Library and GeoIP (which detects visitors City/Country based on their IP address) are optional as they are big downloads - if you don't require their functionality then you can save your bandwidth by not ticking them.


Installing PHP / MySQL / Apache

If you don't already have a working WAMP (Windows / Apache / MySQL /PHP) environment then we can highly recommend XAMPP -it is a free program that takes the pain out of installing Apache, MySQL and PHP. It can be downloaded from here: and follow their simple instructions.

Once installed and running you should be able to go to http://localhost in your browser and see the XAMPP logo.


You are now ready to proceed to Step 2: Retrieve Database Structure.