How to preview a PHP/HTML file

Let’s say I have a file named index.php and it is an HTML file with <?php?> tags in it.
The problem is, I can’t get it to preview and I don’t exactly know how to deploy a site with the php file.
If you know how do do this, please help.


The browser doesn’t understand .php, the file has to be processed by PHP.

Like mentioned in other topics, you would need something XAMPP. Or you could install the individual pieces, but that is more work, XAMPP bundles the software you need and makes it easier to work with

Do you understand the difference between front and back-end development?


Yes, I do understand the difference between front-end and backend development. I’ll try using Xampp.

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