Synopses & Reviews
Static web pages just don't cut it for e-commerce websites anymore. To be on the cutting edge, websites need to serve up HTML, CSS, and products specific to the needs of different customers using different browsers. An effective e-commerce website gathers information about the user and provides information the user needs in order to get the desired result. The most effective way to serve up web pages dynamically is by using the PHP scripting language with a MySQL back-end database serving up products, information, and even CSS tags. PHP & MySQL For Dummies is the easiest way to get started creating dynamic, database-delivered websites. Check out the improved ease-of-use and security features of the new edition: Easy setup: The new fourth edition provides the simplest way available to set up, install, and get going with PHP & MySQL using XAMPP installation. Forget about the pain and hassles of getting started with PHP & MySQL of the past. Improved security: The book provides new and updated material about choosing a web host and securing files on the host, a topic that is too often overlooked, along with new coverage of writing secure code throughout. Easy administration: Wave goodbye to the MySQL command line with new coverage of the PHPMyAdmin administration console. Clear, accurate code examples: The code examples are useful, understandable, and accurate. If you feel like other books on the topic are aimed at professional programmers, you're probably right. Trust For Dummies not to leave you behind and to get you up to speed fast
Series features: PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition is written with the Dummies style and quality that readers turn to time and again. The modular format and thoughtful organization allows readers to skip around rather than read straight through, and expert tips and tricks are highlighted throughout to help readers sidestep common pitfalls.
Here's what Web designers need to know to create dynamic, database-driven Web sites
To be on the cutting edge, Web sites need to serve up HTML, CSS, and products specific to the needs of different customers using different browsers. An effective e-commerce site gathers information about users and provides information they need to get the desired result.
PHP scripting language with a MySQL back-end database offers an effective way to design sites that meet these requirements. This full updated 4th Edition of PHP & MySQL For Dummies gets you quickly up to speed, even if your experience is limited.
- Explains the easy way to install and set up PHP and MySQL using XAMPP, so it works the same on Linux, Mac, and Windows
- Shows you how to secure files on a Web host and how to write secure code
- Packed with useful and understandable code examples for Web site creators who are not professional programmers
- Fully updated to ensure your code will be compliant based on PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.1.31
- Provides clear, accurate code examples
PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition provides what you need to know to create sites that get results.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Learn to use the tools that bring Web sites to life it's easy and fun!
Static Web sites don't cut it anymore. To serve up HTML, CSS,and database-driven pages, you need to know your way around PHP and a MySQL backend database. This book shows you how to build two common applications: a product catalog and a member-only site requiring a username and password. You'll learn a basic design you can expand however you choose!
New to all this? get acquainted with PHP and MySQL and find out how to install them on Windows®, Mac®, or Linux®
A perfect partnership see how the language and database work together to produce dynamic Web pages with less hassle
MySQL moving and storage store data in your database and display it on your Web pages
Up to code learn to build PHP scripts and program pieces with code that meets the latest standards
The sum of the parts organize all the parts of your application, ensure security, and complete your documentation
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/php&mysqlfd4e to find all the code examples used in the book
Open the book and find:
How to keep up with PHP and MySQL updates
What's different in the newest versions
Pros and cons of Web hosting companies
How to back up and restore data in your database
Error messages and what they mean
Why you must plan your database application
Advice on what offers value to your users
Ten "gotchas" that will mess up your code
About the Author
Janet Valade is a technical writer, Web designer/programmer, and systems analyst. She has designed and developed data archives, supervised computer resource operations, and conducted seminars and workshops. She has written all previous editions of PHP & MySQL For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Developing a Web Database Application Using PHP and MySQL.
Chapter 1: Introduction to PHP and MySQL.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Work Environment.
Chapter 3: Developing a Web Database Application.
Part II: MySQL Database.
Chapter 4: Building the Database.
Chapter 5: Protecting Your Data.
Part III: PHP.
Chapter 6: General PHP.
Chapter 7: PHP Building Blocks for Programs.
Chapter 8: Data In, Data Out.
Chapter 9: Moving Information from One Web Page to the Next.
Part IV: Applications.
Chapter 10: Putting It All Together.
Chapter 11: Building an Online Catalog.
Chapter 12: Building a Members Only Web Site.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 13: Ten Things You Might Want to Do Using PHP Functions.
Chapter 14: Ten PHP Gotchas.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache from XAMPP.
Appendix B: Confi guring PHP.