I'm not new to programming - just PHP and DreamHost.
I have a website on DreamHost and want to redo it using PHP to add all kinds of interactive elements.
I was thinking of downloading a free IDE in particular PHPcoder from phpide.com. DreamHost provides MySQL which I also want to use.
How do I set all this up on my computer? Do I have to download anything from DreamHost once i have the IDE? Do I have to do anything besides ftp my files with extension.php to the DreamHost server?
I'd be happy to hear from others how they perform the various steps.