Creating Interactive Websites with PHP and Web Services by Eric Rosebrock

By Eric Rosebrock

Construct Dynamic web pages with Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL—and expand these websites with net ServicesPHP and MySQL are nice instruments for construction database-driven web pages. there is not anything new approximately that. what's new is the surroundings during which your website operates—a global wealthy (and becoming richer) in net prone which can upload worth and performance in lots of alternative ways. developing Interactive websites with Hypertext Preprocessor and internet prone walks you thru each step of an enormous net project—a content-management system—teaching you either the elemental strategies and little-known methods you must construct profitable sites. and you'll use these abilities to boost dynamic purposes that may meet your specific standards. here is a few of what you can find coated inside:Adding, deleting, and showing information with a customized content-management systemBuilding a template process with PHPInteracting with internet companies utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQLCreating and handling a person process and a procuring cartProcessing bank card funds utilizing service provider debts and third-party fee solutionsTracking website statistics utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQLEnhancing your web site with third-party scriptsTons of examples, whole with motives and supported by way of on-line resource code, will pace your growth, even if you are a actual newbie or have already got personal home page event. This e-book is platform-agnostic, so it isn't important in case you are deploying your web site on Linux or home windows. you furthermore may get personal home page and MySQL references, so that you can speedy unravel questions on syntax and related matters.

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The same goes for data that was posted and stored into MySQL and then extracted and displayed in your page.
This function translates carriage returns to the HTML equivalent. This is displayed in a web browser as follows: This is an example of nl2br. This function converts carriage returns to the HTML equivalent. Anytime the user hits the Enter key on the keyboard, a \n on Unix\Linux or a \r\n on Windows-based systems will be generated in the raw data. The nl2br function allows you to translate the carriage returns much more simply.

ISAM This type of table will be deprecated in future versions of MySQL. Furthermore, it has no major advantages over the MyISAM table type. The following are some of the properties and features of ISAM: ● Compressed and fixed-length keys. ● Fixed and dynamic record length. ● Sixteen keys with 16 key parts per key. ● Maximum key length of 256 (default). ● Data is stored in machine format; this is fast, but it is machine/operating system dependent. Understanding MySQL 41 MyISAM This is the default table type and is compatible with nearly any requirements you may have for a database.

A date. The supported range is 1000-01-01 to 9999-12-31. DATETIME A date and time combination. The supported range is ‘1000-01-01 00:00:00’ to ‘9999-12-31 23:59:59’. 42 Chapter 3 • Building a Database Schema with MySQL TIMESTAMP year 2037. TIME A timestamp. The range is ‘1970-01-01 00:00:00’ to sometime in the A time. The range is ‘-838:59:59’ to ‘838:59:59’. YEAR A year in two-digit or four-digit format (the default is four-digit format). The allowable values are 1,901 to 2,155. VARCHAR A variable-length string.

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