If you want to build dynamic Web sites that encourage users to interact with them, PHP and MySQL are among the best tools you’ll find. PHP is a scripting language designed specifically for use on the Web, while MySQL is a database management system that works with it perfectly. Best of all, they’re free. It’s hard to beat that combination!
PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is kind of one-stop shopping for the information you need to get up and running with these tools and put them to good use. It’s divided into six handy minibooks that cover setting up your environment, PHP programming, using MySQL, security, PHP extensions, and PHP Web applications. They make it easy to create a Web site where visitors can sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and do business with your business.
It’s easy to find what you need in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to:
Find and acquire all the tools you need and set up your development environment
Build PHP scripts to make your Web site work
Create a MySQL database that visitors can access
Summarize and sort data results
Design and implement user access control
Build a shopping cart application
Create extensions that make your site more useful