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					Learn to Use PHP Scripts Easily
PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. It is a server -side, HTML embedded
scripting language used to create dynamic web pages. Much of its syntax
is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with some unique features as well. The
goal of the language is simple. It is to allow web developers to write
dynamically generated pages quickly and easily.
PHP offers very good connectivity to many databases including MySQL,
Informix, Solid, Oracle, Sybase , and PostgreSQL. The popular PHP -MySQL
combination are both open-source products. It is available on almost
every UNIX host. Since it is web-oriented, PHP also contains all the
functions to do many things on the Internet, such as connecting to remote
servers, setting cookies, checking email via POP3 or IMAP, url encoding ,
redirecting, and more.
On an HTML page, PHP code is enclosed within special PHP tags. When the
visitor opens the page, the server processes the PHP code and then
instead of sending the PHP code itself, it sends the output to the
visitor's browser. Unlike JavaScript, you won't have to worry that
someone might steal your PHP script.
PHP is a very simple language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C
except for dealing with the variable types. You don't need to think of
the types of variables at all. Instead, you just work with their values.
You don't even have to declare variables before you use them either.
As you can imagine there are many different PHP scripts available.
Scripts for visitor logging, email, contact forms, calendars, and adsense
are just a few of the many options. There are also some excellent sites
that offer free PHP scripts. One particular site that is widely used is
Free-PHP-Scripts.net. This website offers many free scripts as well as
some featured ones that cost less than ten dollars.
If you are considering using PHP scripts on your website, you could be
making a wise decision. The language is easy to learn and offers the
ability to create dynamically generated web pages quickly. To download
some PHP scripts, visit Free-PHP-Scripts.

				
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