- Create a file called phpinfo.php
- Enter these few lines of code in it: (you can copy-paste from below):
- Upload this to your root folder (where your home page (index.htm or index.html etc) lives.
- Access this script via the browser like this:
- You should see a nice page come up, with the PHP logo and headers, that shows all of your PHP configuration and settings. If you see it, then: Hurrah, you can run PHP on your site!
- If you see some kind of errors, first try changing the file’s permissions (chmod) to 755. (CHMOD Tutorial)
- If that still doesn’t work, then you’re probably SOL (S#!t Outta Luck). Confirm it with your web host.
- If your web host doesn’t support PHP, don’t waste your time – or your web site – with your current host. Just switch to where I host my own sites.
- WARNING: Don’t forget to delete the phpinfo.php file from your web site. Hackers can figure out a lot of stuff from this page!
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I was recently in the market for an “e” fax solution. I looked at quite a few services. My basic requirements were these:
- Low cost (not necessarily free – because I wanted the service to be reliable and accountable)
- Didn’t need a local area code – anywhere was fine, as I don’t receive too many faxes
- Offer a free trial – so that I can experience it first-hand
- Offer a decent number of incoming pages in the package
- Offer a low-cost pay-as-you-go model for additional use
After hunting around the web, looking up various forums and wasting time on made-for-adsense spam and junk-review sites, I stumbled across MaxEmail.com.
You can get your incoming faxes sent to your email address as a PDF attachment.
I went through their 1-month free trial, was highly satisfied with the quality of their service, and just now signed up for a whole year at $24/year (their “lite” plan).
If you are looking for something similar, go check out MaxEmail.com