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07-11-2003, 03:16 AM
I am sort of learning php/mysql/apache installed with ssl, now i have some questions.
Where can i find a good site with tutorials on php[B]4[B]?
How the crap does php and mysql work together as one?
Where can i find a good site with tutorials that tie php4 and mysql together?
I am asking this because i have been tasked to make a registration form and link submitted info to a mysql database.
Oh btw, the server specs of the crappy linux box i'm working wif...
OS: Redhate linux
G400 Vid card
I also use another box under my desk running windows ME.... but it's alot faster, 1.7Ghz Celeron wif 40Gb hd and 256MB SDRAM, wish i built linux on that box instead.:dunno:
07-11-2003, 10:54 AM
You link the two by using php to open a connection with the database that you'll be sending queries/commands and receiving info through.
You might check this place:
They list at the bottom some getting started tutorials.
When I learned (er..still am - I'm a total n00b) this I just went through mysql's tutorial (somewhere on their site - it's lengthy but useful if you've never worked with queries before) and some php/mysql tutorials I google'd up. After the basics it's just google programming..go until you need to know how to do something and then search for an example of it. :D
07-11-2003, 11:24 AM
yeah basically, what freakish said.
php allows you to pull data dynamically from a database using mysql. Mysql is a type of database and is the connection "language" you use to pull stuff. So instead of having to daily create a new news item and save your html page and upload it to your site, you could just have a page with a textbox on it that you can fill it in with your news, click a submit button and it would send the info to the database. Then on your actual news page you would have, in php, it connect to the database, pull the news text while ordering it by the date, then spit it out onto your page.
It is all really, really, cool once you start getting the hang of it. I am currently redoing my entire SIAB site and just about every page is php. All my rants are just text stored in the data base so if I ever feel like adding another rant, all I do is add it to the database, then it is automatically put into my rant list on my site, with a hyperlink to the page that displays the rant. My links, my news, my maps, just about everything is php based.
I do Microsoft .Net and SQL stuff for my job and love it much more than php and mySql, but hey, php is free, microsoft isn't :)
07-16-2003, 01:24 AM
cool! I just might make my own unique forum using my old old 700Mhz Duron!!! Is this board based on php and mySQL and Apache as well?
08-12-2003, 06:07 PM
If your looking for an Apache for UnrealTournament just ask me I have an Unreal Apache I can give it to you. :)
08-12-2003, 06:08 PM
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