In Chapter 7, "MySQL and PHP," I demonstrate how to interact with a MySQL database from a PHP script. Because of the language's popularity, there are dozens of PHP-related sites on the Internet. The three most important and useful are
The PHP home page, www.php.net (Figure C.6), where you'll find the manual and more
Figure C.6. PHP.net is the home page of the PHP scripting language...
Zend, www.zend.com (Figure C.7), which contains articles and sample code
Figure C.7. ...whereas Zend.com supports the language in many different ways.
PHPBuilder, www.phpbuilder.com, a great repository of PHP tutorials, forums, and code
As a reminder, if you are using PHP 5 or greater with MySQL 4.1 or greater, you have the option of using the MySQL Improved Extension functions. With older versions of PHP or MySQL, you must use the standard MySQL functions.