Interested in learning the fastest growing web serving technology?
Whether because it's free - or simply that it's excellent technology -
PHP has taken the high-performance app-serving world by storm.
Extremely high-volume sites like sourceforge.net and f---edcompany.com
rely upon PHP as the backbone of their operations.
PHP.net has created an excellent, brief tutorial for beginning the PHP onboarding process ...you'll notice
that the tutorial assumes a working web server and an installed copy of
If you haven't set up your PC to run PHP yet, check out the BadBlue/PHP
quick-start page, which can get you
up and running in (literally) a few minutes.
Looking for a good PHP tutorial that describes some of the nitty gritty
details around MySQL and PHP? The guestbook database tutorial at
http://www.awtrey.com/support/dbeweb/ is a brief, yet comprehensive
tutorial around PHP-based database access.
p.s., PHP is now running on approximately 22.4% of all web servers on
the public Internet (up from 22.2% last month, source: Netcraft). If
you'd like to know why so many folks are excited about PHP, the new
"Why PHP" area is well worth reading.
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