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PHP programming language tutorial that is targeted to
beginners. We have created some step by step php tutorials
using plain english. Hopefully you will find it useful.
- What is php and what can it does
What is PHP?
PHP is a widely used Opensource scripting language that is especially built for
web development. It can be embedded into HTML and is very easy to learn but yet
When your browser access URLs, it's making a request to a web server. If you
- PHP installation
There are a lot of method to php installations. But what I was about to tells
you here is the php installation on Windows platform. This is how I do it!
First of all install mySQL and Apache on your system. See the documentation
for both applications
- Write php script and defining variables
As I had said previously in the introduction page, php script has a special tags
that is used to tell where php script begin and where does it ends. The special
tags is <?php and ?> for opening and closing delimiters!
[n]PHP script is located
- How to use if and else statement in PHP
If( )statement allows you to determine whether a condition is true or false.
When it is true, the code within the if condition will be executed. If it is
false, it will not be executed or will be executing the else( ) statement if
- How to loop in PHP
As you grow to a better coder, you will often met a situation where you have
to execute a block of code several times in order to get a result. This is where
looping is useful of!
The 'For' statement allows you to create loop that automatically
- Creating and looping array in PHP
What is an array? You have to understand what is it before start using it.
An array is a variable which allows you to store multiple value within it! Here
is an illustration. Have you ever saw a file cabinet usually found in offices,
- How to read file in PHP
In many many situation, when you create an application, you will need to access
a text file. Usually it is where you store setting configurations, some data
and probably application information
Imagine that you are about to access a file in your server which contains a
- How to write a file in PHP
After learning how to read file discussed in previous tutorial, probably you
will be asking how to write data to a text file in PHP! Well,
this is what you are going to learn now.
The process of writting a file in PHP is similar to reading
- How to connect and fetch data from mySQL database in PHP
mySQL is one of the most widely used opensource application in the world alongside
with PHP and Apache. If combined together, it could simply form the best utilities
to develop dynamic web sites.
Before you can gather data from your database, you have to make a connection
- How to use session
Session is a period of time given to a visitor when he or she request a page
from your web server. By using session, you will be able to collect information
entered by user on your web site such as username or password. Thus, when a
- How to send mail in PHP
One of the most common reason for people to like using PHP is that PHP has
bunch of pre-build in functions. Lets take a look at this mail( ) function which
enables you to send any type of email format such as plain text, HTML or
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