Topics in This Chapter
PHP offers support for many databases. Open Source relational databases are well represented, as are many commercial products. If native support for a database doesn't exist, it's likely you may use ODBC with an appropriate driver. Chapter 23 discusses strategies for using databases with PHP-powered sites.
Most of the functions in this section rely on an extension module. These may be loaded either in the php.ini file or the dl function but most likely are compiled into PHP.
While this chapter describes the PHP functions that communicate with various systems, it does not pursue introducing the intricacies of ...