1. PHP intro
  2. PHP basics
  3. PHP variables
  4. PHP functions
  5. PHP conditions
  6. PHP loops
  7. PHP arrays
  8. PHP classes & objects
  9. PHP strings
  10. PHP forms
  11. PHP entities
  12. PHP files
  13. PHP include files
  14. PHP date & time
  15. PHP cookies
  16. PHP databases
  17. PHP sessions
  18. PHP summary

Introduction to PHP

So you want to learn PHP? You may already know a web language like HTML and you want to move on to something more interactive, or you may have heard about PHP and are curious about it, or one of many other reasons. Whatever your reason(s) may be, PHP is a great language to learn!

This tutorial focuses on:

What you should already know

Before beginning your studies of PHP, you should already have at least a basic understanding of:

What is PHP?

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor (it's a recursive acronym). PHP is a language used to develop interactive and dynamic content on the web and it is often used together with the Apache web server. It can also be used with Microsoft's IIS web server.

PHP file extensions

PHP files have an extension of .php, .php3, or .phtml. The .php extension is the one that is most often used.

What can be done with PHP?

All this and more can be done with PHP!

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