PHP 5 Installation
PHP 5 Syntax
PHP 5 Variables
PHP 5 echo and print Statements
PHP 5 Data Types
PHP 5 String Functions
PHP 5 Constants
PHP Arithmetic Operators
PHP 5 if...else...elseif Statements
PHP 5 switch Statement
PHP 5 while Loops
PHP 5 for Loops
PHP 5 Functions
PHP 5 Arrays
PHP 5 Sorting Arrays
PHP 5 Superglobals
PHP 5 Form Handling
PHP 5 Form Validation
PHP 5 Forms - Required Fields
PHP 5 Forms E-mail /URL
PHP Form Complete
PHP 5 Multidimensional Arrays
PHP 5 Date and Time
PHP Include Files
PHP File Handling
PHP File Open/Read
PHP File Create/Write
PHP File Upload
PHP Secure E-mails
PHP Error Handling
PHP Exception Handling
PHP MySQL Introduction
PHP MySQL Connect
PHP Create DB/Tables
PHP MySQL Insert Into
PHP MySQL Select
PHP MySQL Where
PHP Order By
PHP 5 Introduction
PHP scripts are executed on the server.
What You Should Already Know
Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
What is PHP?
- PHP is an acronym for "PHP Hypertext Preprocessor"
- PHP is a widely-used, open source scripting language
- PHP scripts are executed on the server
- PHP costs nothing, it is free to download and use
||PHP is an amazing and popular language!
It is powerful enough to be at the core of the biggest blogging system on the web (WordPress)!
It is deep enough to run the largest social network (Facebook)!
It is also easy enough to be a beginner's first server side language!
What is a PHP File?
- PHP code are executed on the server, and the result is returned to the browser as plain HTML
- PHP files have extension ".php"
What Can PHP Do?
- PHP can generate dynamic page content
- PHP can create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server
- PHP can collect form data
- PHP can send and receive cookies
- PHP can add, delete, modify data in your database
- PHP can restrict users to access some pages on your website
- PHP can encrypt data
With PHP you are not limited to output HTML. You can output images, PDF files, and even Flash movies. You can also output any text, such as XHTML and XML.
- PHP runs on various platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.)
- PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.)
- PHP supports a wide range of databases
- PHP is free. Download it from the official PHP resource: www.php.net
- PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side