PHP Tutorial Start Learning From Today.. INTRODUCTION..

Introduction
 
PHP is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages. PHP is the widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP. In our PHP tutorial you will learn about PHP, and how to execute scripts on your server.
Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
  1. HTML/XHTML
  2. JavaScript

About PHP :
  1. PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  2. PHP is a server-side scripting language, like ASP
  3. PHP scripts are executed on the server
  4. PHP supports many databases (MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC, etc.)
  5. PHP is an open source software
  6. PHP is free to download and use

What is a PHP File?
  1. PHP files can contain text, HTML tags and scripts
  2. PHP files are returned to the browser as plain HTML
  3. PHP files have a file extension of ".php", ".php3", or ".phtml"

What is MySQL?
  1. MySQL is a database server
  2. MySQL is ideal for both small and large applications
  3. MySQL supports standard SQL
  4. MySQL compiles on a number of platforms
  5. MySQL is free to download and use

PHP + MySQL

PHP combined with MySQL are cross-platform (you can develop in Windows and serve on a Unix platform)

Why PHP?
  1. PHP runs on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.)
  2. PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.)
  3. PHP is FREE to download from the official PHP resource: www.php.net
  4. PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side
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