SiteGround TutorialsPHP/MySQL Tutorial: How to Use PHP and MySQL?
PHP is the most popular scripting language for web development. It is free, open source and server-side(the code is executed on the server). MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) thatuses Structured Query Language (SQL). It is also free and open source. The combination of PHP andMySQL gives unmet options to create just about any kind of website - from small contact form to largecorporate portal.This PHP/MySQL tutorial is part of the rich collection of web hosting tutorialswhich SiteGround expertshave prepared for you. Find out how to start your website, how to promote it, how to deal with cPanel,webmail and FTP.
PHP/MySQL Tutorial includes:
A short introduction onwhat is PHP;What is MySQLand what are its benefits;Creating MySQL database and user- useful information for installing a PHP/MySQL script on yourwebsite;Removing MySQL database and user;Learn how to manage MySQL databases withphpMyAdmin-MySQL Backup/Restorefunctionality
and how to useMySQL Access Host;Creating a database table;Connecting to the database;Querying the database;Displaying table datain HTML;Selecting individual records;How to use theMySQL GUI toolstobackup,restoreandexecute querieson your database;
Information aboutZend Optimizer;Learn how to installPear modules.
PHP TutorialWhat is PHP?
PHP was at first created as a simple scripting platform called "Personal Home Page". Nowadays PHP (theshort for Hypertext Preprocessor) is an alternative of Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology.PHP is an open source server-side language which is used for creating dynamic web pages. It can beembedded into HTML. PHP is usually used in conjunction with aMySQL databaseon Linux/UNIX webservers. It is probably the most popular scripting language.PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language and interpreter that is freely available. A fullexplanation of all the PHP tags, complete user manual and lots of tutorials can be found on thePHP'sofficial page.One of the most important things about using PHP is to have a PHP specialized host. Here are someof the things we at SiteGround are proud of:We have long experience in providing technical support for PHP-based web sites. Thanks toit our servers are perfectly optimized to offer the best overall performance for most PHPapplications.We offer a lot of FREE PHP tools including CMS systems, forums, galleries, blogs, shoppingcarts and more.We provide several versions of PHP (PHP 5.0, PHP 5.1, PHP 5.2) on a per-folder basis.Our PHP hosting package is the best offer on the market - it has the lowest price for the quality andfeatures it includes. Sign up now for ourProfessional PHP Hosting!
MySQL TutorialWhat is MySQL?
MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that usesStructured Query Language (SQL).SQL is the most popular language for adding, accessing and managing content in a database. It is mostnoted for its quick processing, proven reliability, ease and flexibility of use. MySQL is an essential part of almost every open source PHP application. Good examples for PHP/MySQL-based scripts arephpBB,osCommerce, andJoomla.