I am currently just getting started in learning my first programming language. I searched the web and decided to start with the book "The C Programming Language". The problem is I am already lost. I have no idea how to set up the Hello World program. I have a little experience coding in PHP and HTML but nothing like this. I'm not sure how to compile, what programs I need to do so, etc...
And with the commands they are giving me, I'm guessing that I need a program to type those into? I would appreciate any help on getting started. This is my first venture into the software/programming world. I start college in a few months and will be majoring in computer science. Any help would be greatly appreciated.