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Use VS Code Tasks to Build A PHP Server - #83

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Published: January 12, 2022

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
11:16 minutes

Learn how to use Visual Studio Code tasks to build a PHP server without XAMPP or WAMP. In this tutorial, we will create 2 tasks in VS Code. One will create our PHP server in the terminal, the other will then launch Chrome and open our server. The end result is a quick and easy PHP dev environment that launches automatically with a quick key combination.

Launch a build task on Windows: CTRL + SHIFT + B

Launch a build task on Apple: CMD + SHIFT + B

0:00 Intro

01:35 Open Tasks

03:00 Create A PHP Server Task

06:55 Create Our Browser Task

08:51 Put It All Together

09:24 Testing

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Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:


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Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe: (Amazon)

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LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor: (Amazon)

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