Originally Posted by AKSoapy29
What do I need to know? I have a question also. If I am going to send mail via php, do I have to install a mail server to, or can I send if from gmail?
[2 minutes later]
Like what kind of computer, computer specs, OS, etc. How would I get my own domain to?
As posted above, XAMPP
is your one stop solution. It will install Apache webserver, PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, SSL and PERL. The only thing missing is a Mail Server (if you plan on using any email forms). For this I prefer Pegasus Mail www.pmail.com
but there are many other mail programs available.
As for a machine to install this on, ANY basic desktop PC with an internet connection will work, also you should obtain a static IP address (doesn't change or refresh).
From there, go register a domain name and point it to your static IP.... It's as easy as 1.. 2.. 3!