To help you get started with PHPanywhere as quickly as possible we have put together a list of answers to your most common questions.
First off click the "Sign up" link in the menu above > Fill up the short form to get registered > Check your email for the verification email and then click the verification link sent to you by PHPanywhere.
To be able to do anything in PHPanywhere you must have a FTP or SFTP where you are going to host your files. To do this you need to setup a connection to your FTP server. Click on Server > Add > and fill out our server information (note - you must enter your password regardless if you choose Save Password or not) and click "Accept" when you have finished.
This can happened if you do not set the Initial dir.
Please set your initial directory in your FTP server settings and you will get your files.
If you do not receive your confirmation email in your Inbox within a maximum period of 30 minutes, please check your SPAM folder.
If you still cannot find the activation mail, then send us your username to contact[at]phpanywhere[dot]net and we will resend your activation email ASAP.
On your left hand side in the Browser click on your server and you will see a folder tree view. Double click on the file you what to edit and it will open up in the editor.
File and folder manipulation is done in two ways, after highlighting the desired object you can either right click on the object, or left click on the File/Folder button at the top of the Browser window. Both ways will give you a list of available manipulation options (Rename, Delete, Cut,...), which will offer clicking on the desired option, do the requested manipulation.
Be careful though, there is no undo for these actions.
Projects in PHPanywhere are used to group files that we often edit at the same time, for example a group of files used for a certain project. The point of this is so you don’t have to drill down through your ftp servers to find specific files every time you edit your web site/application.
Messages show up in the Messages window, which is your live log in PHPanywhere; it will post information about your every action in PHPanywhere.
Settings are there to customize your coding experience in PHPanywhere, you have three customization options Encoding, Skin and Scheme.
- Skin allows you to choose from fourteen predefined skins for your PHPanywhere work environment.
User allows you to reset your password, logoff our completely remove your account from PHPanywhere.
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