PHP is a powerful cross platform server side scripting language. It is a full featured programming language capable of managing huge database driven online environments. Using PHP you can query databases, create dynamic images, create e-commerce websites, manage security for online transactions, read & write files on the server, talk to remote servers - the possibilities are endless. MySQL is a small, compact database server ideal for stand-alone and enterprise applications. The PHP-MySQL combination is also cross-platform.
PHP is an HTML-embedded server side scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developersto write dynamically generated database driven pages quickly.
Open source has brought a lot more than Unux to the computing world. It has also given us Linux, PHP and MySQL. PHP and MySQL are the world's best combination for creating database-driven sites.
Working with PHP (Getting Started with PHP-Variables )
Module 1: Assigning Simple Variables Within a Script
Assigning arrays within a script
Assigning two-dimensional arrays in a script
Module 2: Accessing Variables Passed from the Browser
HTML forms variables
Module 3: Using Built-in Variables
Other Web server variables