PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) is a very popular scripting language that is widely used for developing web-applications and interfaces.  Nowadays, PHP is one of the standards in the web programming environment.  It is used to create sites  with dynamic elements.

PHP is an open source language that is used as the basis for writing most popular CMS.

You can quickly create web applications and get solutions that are easy to maintain, change and modify with the help of PHP tools in the future.

How does PHP work?

PHP code can be inserted and works directly in HTML fragments. You use special tags <? php and?> to do this, which allow you to enable and disable the PHP-mode.

PHP is different than JavaScript.  Its scripts are executed on the server side and create the HTML code which is sent to the client.  The client receives the finished result, and the server can be configured so that users can not distinguish the usual HTML document from the results of the scripts.

The PHP language is relatively easy for programming, but it satisfies many requests of professional developers.  The list of PHP features is very large, and its functions are not limited to web servers.

PHP has libraries for working with popular database standards, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle.

When you create dynamic interfaces on a site, it is recommended that you use the PHP language. You can supplement the code with AJAX to avoid overloading the pages of the site.

Features and advantages of PHP

  • Software products, which are created in PHP, work very quickly and are supported by an overwhelming amount of server hardware;
  • The PHP language provides a large selection of functions;
  • This is a free product;
  • Even beginners can learn the language and learn how to write simple scripts, and the speed of learning a language is very high.

What is MySQL?

MySQL is one of the most common and popular database management systems (DBMS) that is used in an online environment. First of all, MySQL is used to work with relatively small arrays of data. A data warehouse for small and medium-sized sites is  the most common application.

The development of the system is handled by Oracle, which owns all rights.  The software product MySQL uses both a free GNU license and a number of commercial licenses.

The main features of MySQL include: high speed, reliability and versatility in operation.  Servers running on PHP automatically usually include support for this database.

How does MySQL work?

Previously, regular files were used for long-term data storage.  The code was placed in several lines, after which it was extracted for further processing. With the expansion of the capabilities of web interfaces, a more flexible tool was needed that could contain large amounts of information (user data, visit counters, comments, etc.) and issue them on request in a convenient form.

Databases can solve many problems.  They maintain high standards of security and work easy with the sorting of data.

You can get the necessary records with just one line of code and without errors in practice.

Combining the technologies of PHP / MySQL allows you to implement a site with a complex structure and almost any design.  Even with a lot of information such a site will work perfectly.

Advantages of using MySQL:

  • This is one of the fastest database management systems;
  • Supported out of the box on PHP servers;
  • It is very easy to install, and the study will take significantly less time than familiarity with alternative products;
  • Contains a standard set of free administration tools, but they can be extended by purchasing a paid license.

A combination of PHP + MySQL technologies is one of the most convenient and applied tools in modern programming. Astwellsoft company will help you to implement these software solutions in projects of any complexity.


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