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PHP, MySQL? What & Why

Postby chutson » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:11 pm

What is PHP and MySQL, and why do I need it? Or do I? Thanks to anyone who can answer this.

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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:07 pm

http://php.about.com/ has some helpful good info about getting started using PHP. In particular you might want to check out the section on using PHP with MySQL http://php.about.com/od/phpwithmysql/PHP_with_MySQL.htm

I hope that helps.
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Postby chutson » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:50 pm

Thank you Loretta!
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:09 pm

No problem. I hope it helped you find what you were looking for.
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Postby Juliusanderson » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:25 am

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) which has more than 11 million installations. MySQL is popular for web applications and acts as the database component of the LAMP, BAMP, MAMP, SAMP, and WAMP platforms (Linux/BSD/Mac/(Open)Solaris/Windows-Apache-MySQL-PHP/Perl/Python), and for open-source bug tracking tools like Bugzilla. Its popularity for use with web applications is closely tied to the popularity of PHP, which is often combined with MySQL.

What is PHP?

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