I would suggest that you start by reviewing the Database Starter Kit for PHP. If you need any assistance in setting up PHP and MySQL on your local computer submit a free support ticket. A member of our support team will be more than happy to provide you with instructions on how to accomplish this. :-)
To submit a support ticket, just click on the link I have included below and follow the on-screen instructions.
Regards - Mark
Mark Fletcher | Training Manager | WebAssist