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PHP/MySQL: Most Popular Articles

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Want to Redirect Your Website? Here's How to Do...
Sample code for creating a PHP redirection script to transfer users from one web page URL on your site to a new page URL or web site
Working With PHP Inside HTML
How to embed php into HTML, or put HTML inside PHP so you can use both on the same page of your website.
How to Tell Which Version of PHP You Have
Do you need to check what version of PHP your server is running? This simple tutorial shows you how.
How to Create Links in Your PHP Documents
Creating a link with PHP uses the same code as it dose in HTML, depending on where we are getting our information, and where in our file it is.
Understanding PHP Login Script
PHP code to create a login script - free code and tutorial to create a login script with PHP
Uploading Files with PHP
Upload a file from your browser to your server using PHP in this step-by-step guide. On this page is an example of a piece of code used to upload files.
How to Create a Simple Search Form with PHP...
This free tutorial teaches you how to search your site using php and mysql to give the site users instant search results. PHP and SQL. Page 3.
A Quick Guide to Using PHP for Connections with...
How to access stored data from a MySQL database using PHP
How to Gather Information with Server User...
$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'] is used to retrieve information about the users browser and computer operating system, using PHP. Learn how with our tutorial.
Understanding the MySQL Command: Limit
Limit the results of your MySQL query to results between a certain number range.
A Beginner's Guide to Basic PHP Sessions
Once you have set a variable in a PHP session, this tutorial tells you how to retrieve it.
The Starting Steps to Learning PHP
Learn PHP programing free with our easy to understand online tutorials. Learn to make a website using PHP code online.
What's the Difference Between a Cookie and a...
What is the difference between sessions and cookies in PHP?
How to Execute PHP from an .html File
This tutorial explains how to execute php code in a file with a .html extention
Need to Turn on PHP Error Reporting? Here's How
It is a lot easier to know what went wrong with your PHP script if you have a helpful error message instead of just a blank screen. This tutorial teaches you how to turn on error reporting.
Hello, World!
How to write a. PHP/MySQL.
Saving User Uploads to MySQL
Upload a file from your website to your server, and write it's details to a MySQL database - Using PHP and SQL. Page 3.
How to Store User Submitted Files and Data in...
How to insert data from a form into a MySQL database using PHP
How to Use the Print_r () PHP Function
Print_R is used to return an array in a human readable form in PHP
How Do I Order MySQL Data?
How to sort your MySQL data using a SQL Order By statement
How to Rename a Column in a MYSQL Database
How to change the name of a column in a MySQL database
A Beginner's Guide to Learning PHP
Learn PHP from a simple web based tutorial. Explore basic PHP syntax, using variables, operators and operands, and the use of conditional statements.
How to Build a Very Simple PHP Calendar
Learn how to generate a simple PHP calendar using our PHP calendar tutorial.
Can You Read and Write in Binary?
What are binary numbers, and how do you read them
Setting Up A Short URL Forward
Sometimes when you have a really long, unfriendly URL you want something shorter and easier to remember. We show you how to do this using a PHP redirect.
How to Use 'Pagination' to Easily View MySQL...
Use Pagination to display results of your MySQL query over multiple pages in PHP
How to Get More Information From PHP
Use phpinfo to learn more about the version of PHP your server is running. PHPinfo command cans show you your PHP version, path, and specific settings.
Easily Create Tables in MySQL Using phpMyAdmin:...
How to create a MySQL database table using phpMyAdmin
A Beginner's Guide to PHP and MySQL
This site explains what PHP and MySQL are as well as how to use them and how they can work together to create dynamic content for websites.
An Introduction to Loops in PHP
Learn PHP from a simple web based tutorial. Learn to use the three types of loops - WHILE, FOR, and FOREACH loops in PHP programing. Page 3.
10 Things Every Web Developer Should Be Doing...
Ten cool things you can do with PHP on your website, as well as tutorials of how to create these things.
How and Why to Comment Your PHP Code
How and why to comment your code in PHP
Want to Use "is_numeric ()" Functions in PHP?...
The PHP function is_numeric is used to check if a variable is a number.
An Easy Guide to Using Functions That Read and...
How to open an external file with PHP and download its contents to use within your PHP file.
How to Create and Save PHP in Notepad
How to use Notepad to create and save PHP files
What is PHP Used For?
What is PHP Used For? Answers to this new programmer question.
Loading a Blank White Screen Instead of Your...
Common solutions to PHP problems - PHP page not loading, showing a blank or white screen
Backup and Restore MySQL Databases
Restore and upload your MySQL data using the backup you made and downloaded from a command prompt
Learn More About Your Server's PHP
The phpinfo () is used to gather lot of information about what is running on your PHP server.
How to Create a Countdown Timer for Website...
Create a simple countdown clock ticker in PHP using the mktime function.
How to Use PHP to Write to a File
Using PHP to create a file on your server and write data to it
How to Use a PHP Form to Collect User Data
Collect data from HTML forms to process with a PHP script as shown in our tutorial
MySQL Connect Files in PHP
When you have many pages requiring access to your MySQL database, it is a good idea to keep your connection login in a separate file, and call it from each of these PHP pages.
How to Learn SQL/MySQL Free (Guides and...
Just the basics you need to learn SQL code to use with your MySQL database. Free tutorial to learn MySQL.
Does your website have PHP?
How to determine if your hosting runs PHP
How to Repair a MySQL Database with phpMyAdmin
How to repair a MySQL table using phpMyAdmin if you are getting errors or having trouble accessing it.
How to Use the Show Tables SQL Command
The show tables SQL command is used to display all the tables in a MySQL database
Want to Create a Template for Your Website?...
Site templates for easy updating with include files headers and footers using PHP
Renaming PHP Uploads
Finding the file extension (like .gif) in the file name, for use with renaming files uploaded by users before saving them to the server.
Session_start() PHP Function
The session_start() function is used at the beginning of all PHP pages utilizing sessions.
2 Important Reasons to Use the Mail () Function
Using the PHP MAIL function to send form data to email. Page 3.
How to Set and Use Cookies in PHP
Cookies are used to store information about a user on their computer. We can set cookies using PHP to track visitors, as shown in our tutorial.
How to Install PHP in Mac OS X
How to install PHP onto your Mac OS X
Installing MySQL on a Mac
How to install MySQL on your Apple computer
A Simple Guide to Writing Functions in PHP
Learn PHP from a simple web based tutorial. How to use functions in PHP, use the date function, or write your own functions. Learn Date function formatting. Page 3.
Managing Data in MySQL: A Quick How-To Guide
Add data to MySQL by using Insert Into SQL code as demonstrated in our tutorial
A Beginner's Guide to PHP
An absolute beginner's guide to writing and understanding their first PHP program.
How to Remove Columns from a Table with Drop...
How to remove (drop) a column from a table using MySQL with your SQL database.
How to Use "\$_SERVER" Functions in PHP
A free PHP tutorial explaining the difference between $_SERVER[’PHP_SELF’], $_SERVER[’SCRIPT_NAME’], and $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']
Using TextEdit for PHP
TextEdit comes standard on an Apple Macintosh computer. By following these simple steps you can use this program to create and save PHP files.
How to Create a Simple Address Book with PHP
Create an online address book using PHP
Why Use PHP?
The top three reasons why to use PHP on your website.
How to Display Today's Date on Your Website
An example of how to print the current date on a web page written in HTML using PHP
How to Add Columns with MySQL Command
How to add a column to MySQL using the add column SQL command
A Simple Rating System in PHP
A PHP script that allows you to give a 1-5 star ratings for items on your website.
Understanding how SQL databases work
Learn MySQL from a simple web based tutorial. Learn and understand SQL code
A Practical PHP Form to Mail
How to send an email from a form on a website to your email using PHP
How To Generate a Unique ID
PHP code to generate a random unique user ID
Is_string () PHP Function
The is_string php function is used to check if the value is a string. It will return true or false.
How to Use "SSI" to Include External Files in PHP
Include external files into a PHP file using the include or require commands
How to change a column's size or type in MySQL
Just because you made a MySQL column one type or size doesn't mean that it has to stay that way. Learn how to change each column in MySQL.
Show Databases SQL Command
Using the show databases SQL command to show all the databases on the MySQL server
Learn PHP in 8 Weeks
In just a few minutes ever week, you can learn all the basics of PHP. This course is broken down into eight short lessons. In just eight weeks you will have a firm grasp of all the basic PHP concepts.
Convert Temperature
Convert Temperature - Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius Temperature using a free php script. Page 2.
Web Page Hit Counter
Free web page hit counter code for your website, for a simple free web site hit counter written in PHP.
Counting Outbound Clicks With PHP
This tutorial demonstrates how to use php and mysql to count which sites have the most click throughs on your site.
How to Use "Rand ()" PHP Functions to Generate...
Generating a random number in PHP with the rand () function, or generating a random number between two given parameters
The Advanced PHP Programmer's Guide to Everything
Understanding the preg_match PHP function and how to use it on your PHP website. Page 2.
Need to Know What Your IP Is? Try This
This is a very short easy to understand tutorial about how do create a 'What is my IP' style script, to look up the users IP address as they visit the site
How To Create a Database in MySQL
How to create a new database in MySQL using SQL or phpmyadmin.
Server Side Scripting
Server side scripting means that all of the code is executed on the server before the data is passed to the user's browser.
How do I pass variables in the URL in PHP 5?
If you pass variables in the URL in PHP 4, the same scripts might not work in PHP 5 without some editing. Here is how to fix it.
A Quick Guide to Using "Alter Table" Commands...
How to use the MySQL alter table command, and what to combine it with to do different things to your database.
How to Quickly Setup 'phpBB' on Your Website
How to install a phpBB web forum on your website - a tutorial for beginners
How Can I Fix A Database Connection Error?
Some common problems that can occur when trying to connect to a MySQL database, and give errors.
How To Check Your PHP Version
Hot to check your PHP Version. PHP / MySQL.
Installing PHP on Linux
How to install Apache and PHP on your Linux computer
Connect to MySQL from PHP
How to connect to your MySQL database from a PHP document
Formatting Your PHP
How to make your PHP pages pretty with formatting
Store PHP Code in a MySQL Database
Store your PHP code in a MySQL database and call it when needed
How to Autogenerate Graphics and Images with GD...
You can use the GD Library in PHP to dynamically create images
Why Don't I See My Code When I View Source?
When you view source on your PHP files, why can't you see your code?
What is a Plain Text Editor?
Text editors are useful tools for programers and web designers, we can tell you what a text editor is and how to use one.
Your PHP code can't be viewed by viewing the...
You can't see PHP code when you view a document source, you only see the HTML it outputs.
How to Write a 'Last Visited' Script in PHP
How to make a PHP script that welcomes the user and tells them when they last visited.
Calculating Area with PHP
How to create a PHP program to collect the length and width from the user and then calculate the area of the rectangle. A free PHP Tutorial.
Create a Link from a Database
How to retrieve a URL and text from a database and create a link on your website using PHP.
Software Development Stages
If you plan to release your scripts to the public, they usually go through several stages before they final release.
A Quick PHP Variable Reference
Everything you've ever wanted to know about PHP variables in an easy to understand, free tutorial.
Customizing phpBB's template
How to edit your phpBB template to have a custom look, or theme.
Detect a User's IP Address
Record a user's IP address using this free PHP script.
How to Use the Modify SQL Command
Change the size of a MySQL column by using the Modify SQL command
How To Redirect Users to Hidden Pages
A simple password style redirect that sends a user to the word they enter plus .html as a way of hiding pages
How tutorial of how to use GoTo in PHP to skip over code.
Artificial Intelligence with PHP
Artificial intelligence is a responsive form of programing designed to simulate a human response. These sites give us more insight on how to do it with PHP.
PHP CSS Switcher
Allow your users to change CSS style on your site, using PHP and Cookies
PHP Flat File Counter
This tutorial shows you step by step how to create a flat file counter (no database) using PHP. Page 2.
Use - SQL Command
Use the USE Command in MySQL to switch databases
How to Use 'Crypt ()' Functions for Data...
Using the crypt function in PHP to encrypt passwords and other data and keep them safe
Simple Banner Rotation
Generate random banners advertising on your web site with PHP, or have random graphic rotation.
PHP Code Showing Instead of Running
If you are running PHP on a web server, make sure you have a host who is setup to run PHP. Mac and Windows require more steps.
Eval () PHP Function
Eval () is used to evaluate its input string as PHP and then process it as such
Add Unique - MySQL Command
Add a unique table column in MySQL to ensure you do not have any duplicates, but using 'Add Unique' in your SQL Code
Automatically display when a file was last...
How to show the date a file was last modified using PHP and filemtime. This is great for automatically dating time sensitive data on your website.
Why PHP is a Server-Side Programming Language
PHP is a server side language, this means that all calculation are preformed on the server and not seen by the end user.
Creating Thumbnails with PHP using the GD Library
In this tutorial we explore how to do this using imagecopyresized () and use imagecopyresampled. We also cover calling the image from the PHP file.
Echo () PHP Function
Echo Function in PHP outputs (echos) the data to the page
How can I learn PHP?
A guide to how to get started learning PHP
How to use Arrays in PHP
Information about how to set up arrays in PHP programming.
Describe SQL Command
The describe SQL command is used to list all of the fields in a table and the data format of each field. It is phrased as: describe ;
Using MySQL with iOS
While there are multiple methods of storing local data in an iOS app, sometimes the data already exists in one of your databases
Session_destroy () PHP Function
Session_destroy () is used to destroy all the data in a current session
How to Setup PHP Error Reporting in MySQL
How to report an error into PHP from MySQL when your SQL code has errors
Session_unset () PHP Function
Session_unset() is used to clear all the variables in a PHP session
MySQL with Android
How to connect your Android app to a MySQL database
Simple PHP & MySQL Poll
This tutorial explains how to make a basic poll using PHP and MySQL, along with the GD Library to give a pie chart of the poll results.
PHP and Flat File Data Storage
How to use PHP commands to interact with flat file text (txt) documents.
Do you know how to drop a database?
The drop database command in MySQL will remove a database from the MySQL server.
Getenv () PHP Function
Free tutorial about how to use the getenv() command in PHP to get such things as the document root, or the user's IP address.
Check Your PHP
How to troubleshoot and double check your PHP code for errors
Six fun things to add to your website
Looking for some fun new additions to your website? Here are six really easy PHP scripts for your website.
Rounding and Formatting Numbers
How to format a number in PHP - Free simple tutorial to using the number_format () function. Page 4.
Finding the Document Root
Often when installing scripts you need to know the document root. This simple script can give you that information.
Guess The Number Tutorial
Guess the random number with this PHP script. Page 2.
Review of vBulletin
Review of the vBulletin message board system
Show Columns - MySQL Command
The show columns command is used to display all the columns for a given table and their details.
Substr () PHP Function
How to use the Stbstr PHP Function to return part of a string in PHP
Random Numbers
PHP can generate a random number over a very large range, or pick randomly between only two or three choices. Here's how to do both.
How to Connect PHP Files to a MySQL Database
How to connect to MySQL from a PHP file and execute commands.
Websites in a mobile world
Making your website mobile friendly as a PHP programmer.
Pow () PHP Function
How to use exponents in PHP to raise a number to the power of another number.
PHP File Upload Security Ideas
Ideas to protect your website when you allow users to upload to your server.
The Three Most Basic Regular Expressions
The three most simple regular expressions that you will use with PHP
What is a DBMS?
DBMS Database Management System - program or programs used to store data, manipulate data, and return data from the database to the user
fopen () PHP Function
Use fopen() to open up a file from php
Converting Images to Grayscale using PHP and...
Turn a color photo to black and white (grayscale, greyscale) using the GD Library and PHP
Finding the HTTP_REFERER
How to find a page's referrer using HTTP_REFERER in PHP.
Imagecreatetruecolor () PHP Function
The imagecreatetruecolor () function is used in PHP to create a new true color image.
How to define an array in PHP
How to create an array in PHP. PHP / MySQL.
PHP Time and Calendars
PHP functions and scripts related to the use and creation of calendars, or dates in PHP.

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