Run PHP Scripts for testing outside my main Wordpress site.
My primary website bbbrown.com is a Wordpress site. I have some small image retrieval PHP scripts that I would like to run but they fail. When I look at the source for the generated website there are html codes in it. I placed the php files in a folder outside my public_html folder under root. I checked on Cpanel and I have PHP enabled there. What can I do to test these php scripts without them showing up in my Wordpress site?
Thank you for your question about running php test scripts. If you are calling the script via a URL, you will need to have the scritp at least in your public_html folder or below. You can call the script without it involving WordPress.
For instance, in my site, I place the test script in test.php. Then I simply call the file using my URL: example.com/test.php
As long as your test script does not call any dependencies from the WordPress, it will run independently.