Chapter 18. PHP


“Programming is an art form that fights back.”

 --Tc Wilson

PHP is a popular Web-development language that works with a variety of Web servers. This chapter will teach you

  • The main features of PHP, its strengths, weaknesses, and how it compares to other Web-development languages. This will help you decide whether PHP is an appropriate solution for your development needs.

  • How to build and install PHP and common extensions for database connectivity, graphics, and PDF document generation.

  • How to configure PHP to accommodate the performance or security needs of your installation.

  • Where to find popular extensions ...

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