PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is a scripting programming language that was developed by the Apache Software Foundation. Usually, PHP is embedded into HTML to create server-side web applications. The PHP scripts run when a user submits a form or goes to a URL, thus creating dynamic, interactive Web sites.

MySQL is the most popular database. It offers excellent performance, portability, reliability, and it is open source. This database management system (DBMS) for relational databases is a collection of interrelated data used to help businesses keep track of their organized data.

When using PHP to incorporate MySQL into Web applications, Web sites become flexible and dynamic, and data becomes readily available to the user.

The Shopping Cart

Shopping Cart

Click the image to the left to retrieve a project on a Shopping Cart, which represents a fictitious online bookstore to demonstrate the capabilities of PHP and MySQL with Web database applications.