So you’re comfortable making static web pages, but now you want to have your site actually do something? PHP and MySQL unlock the dynamic power of the web allowing you to create pages that interact with customers, collect and display information from a database, send emails, and more.
This training introduces you to PHP and MySQL, giving you a fundamental understanding of those two building blocks of dynamic websites.
In addition many of the most popular CMS (Content Management Systems) such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are written in PHP. Understanding this language will enable you to have a deeper understanding of these web tools making them easier to customize for your needs.
What database is nearly always paired with PHP? MySQL. MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database. Your database can store customer information, product information, and much, much more. Together PHP and MySQL are available for free on nearly every host.