View Full Version : Beginner PHP & SQL Tutorial Needed
01-18-2005, 10:51 AM
I want to add a database to my website and am trying to find starter info on learning SQL & PHP. I have found several sites, however they are still over my head. I have no knowledge of SQL or PHP or how to set them up. I do know that my IP does support both. My OS is Windows XP. I use FP and am very familiar with html. Can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial that will walk me through each and every step of what to download, how to set each one up and not assume I know C++? This newbie needs help.
01-19-2005, 06:28 PM
Here is a tutorial that covers php & mysql pretty well..
My opinion is to dump the FrontPage.
It writes really messy html..
Try to learn the basics without a gui front end.. since php & HTML will need to be integrated, you will need to know how to blend..
If you do use a package, Dreamweaver may be a better alternative
just my opinion - no flames needed
01-21-2005, 06:11 AM
I agree with sduquette - get rid of FrontPage and invest in Dreamweaver, you'll be much happier working with PHP. You can also find a PHP Editor online but Dreamweaver is the best overall for PHP, HTML, etc.
A simple tutorial at PHP.net - http://us3.php.net/tut.php
Free online tutorial - http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/phpmysql
01-21-2005, 01:56 PM
I am also in the process of integrating one of my sites with PHP / MySQL and I was told to read SAM'S PHP / MySQL Web Development book. The book is easy to read, with plenty of examples and a CDROM with scripts and examples.
Assuming you are proficient with HTML and not dependent on Front Page or Dreamweaver to build your pages, a book like this will be better than any online tutorial you can find.
01-28-2005, 01:52 AM
I'm glad to see more and more people taking an interest in learning php. I run a technology site and I have to say one of my favorite topics is PHP (http://www.pureehosting.com/modules.php?name=PHP). I have some manuals and other tutorials there if anyone is interested.
If you guys like Dreamweaver for your php developement, then you've definately have to check out Zend IDE and/or UltraEdit, both excellent but Zend IDE is definately my favorite.
There are some pretty good tutorials for lots of things at w3schools.com. I've used it extensively over the years. Also PHPed is my php editor of choice. It simplifies a lot of things for you.