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This tutorial will teach you all about PHP and PHP 5 from very basic for beginner to advance.

What is PHP ?

PHP is a scripting language, supports object oriented feature. PHP is used to create dynamic web pages or web applications.

PHP can be deployed on array Web server, operating system or platform (such as Windows, Unix, Linux etc). PHP also supports various databases (such as Oracle, MySQL, Informix, and Sybase).

You can use PHP by embedding PHP scripts in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Languages) pages. You can integrate PHP with AJAX in creating Web applications that run extremely fast on the latest versions of browsers.

What is a PHP File ?

PHP file can consists of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP code.

PHP File extensions

You can save a PHP file with one of the following extensions :

Characteristics of PHP

Here are the characteristics of PHP:

What to Learn before PHP ?

Before start learning PHP, you must have basic understanding on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What PHP can Do ?

PHP can do a lot of task such as outputting images, files, etc. PHP also helps to upload files to the server.

Why to Learn PHP ?

Programmer loves PHP because of these reasons:

A Simple PHP Example

Here is a simple PHP example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
	<title>PHP and PHP5 Tutorial</title>

	echo "<h1>PHP and PHP 5 Tutorial</h1>";
	echo "You are Learning PHP and PHP 5 at<br>";
	echo "PHP is fun!. You will enjoy learning PHP.<br>";


To know how to save and run the above PHP example, refer to PHP Environment Setup to understand how to implement PHP in your computer system step by step.

Save the above file with .php extension and open it in your browser, the web page will look like:

php tutorial

Here is one more PHP example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
	<title>PHP and PHP5 Tutorial</title>

	$str1 = "PHP and PHP5 Tutorial";
	$str2 = "";

	echo "<h1>$str1</h1>";
	echo "You are Learning PHP and PHP 5 at $str2";


Here is the output of this PHP example:

php 5 tutorial

You will learn all about PHP and PHP 5 one by one in this tutorial series. This tutorial series are divided into these parts:

PHP Basics Tutorial
Homepage of PHP Tutorial Environment Setup for PHP
Getting Started with PHP Basic Syntax of PHP
echo and print in PHP Comments in PHP
Data Types in PHP Variables in PHP
Variable Types in PHP Variable Scope in PHP
Constants in PHP Operators in PHP
Program Control Statements in PHP
Decision Making in PHP if elseif else in PHP
switch in PHP Loops in PHP
for Loop in PHP foreach Loop in PHP
while Loop in PHP do-while Loop in PHP
break & continue in PHP
Popular Topics in PHP
Arrays in PHP Strings in PHP
Functions in PHP References in PHP
Object Oriented Programming in PHP
Object Oriented in PHP Classes & Objects in PHP
Member Variable in PHP Member Function in PHP
Encapsulation in PHP Data Abstraction in PHP
Inheritance in PHP Constructor & Destructor in PHP
Polymorphism in PHP
Web Developments using PHP
Web Developments using PHP GET & POST Method in PHP
Read Requested Data in PHP File Inclusion in PHP
File Handling (I/O) in PHP
File Handling (I/O) in PHP Creating File in PHP
Opening File in PHP Writing to File in PHP
Appending to File in PHP Reading File in PHP
Closing File in PHP Deleting File in PHP
Advance Topics of PHP
Cookies in PHP Sessions in PHP
Send Emails using PHP Serialization in PHP
File Upload using PHP Date and Time in PHP
Regular Expression in PHP Predefined Variables in PHP
Error Handling in PHP Debugging in PHP
PHP and MySQLi Tutorial
PHP and MySQLi Home Database Setup for PHP with MySQLi
Creating Database using PHP with MySQLi Creating Table using PHP with MySQLi
Connecting to Database using PHP with MySQLi Inserting Record using PHP with MySQLi
Updating Records using PHP with MySQLi Fetching Records using PHP with MySQLi
Deleting Record using PHP with MySQLi SignUp Page using PHP with MySQLi
LogIn Page using PHP with MySQLi Storing User Data using PHP with MySQLi
Closing DB Connection using PHP with MySQLi
AJAX with PHP XML with PHP

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