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Core PHP Programming: Using PHP to Build Dynamic Web Sites by Leon Atkinson

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MySQL

MySQL is a relational database with a license that allows you to use it cost-free for most noncommercial purposes. It shares many features with mSQL because it was originally conceived as a faster, more flexible replacement. Indeed, MySQL has delivered on these goals. It easily outperforms even commercial databases. Not surprisingly, MySQL is the database of choice for many PHP developers.

To find out more about MySQL, as well as obtain source code and binaries, visit the Web site at <http://www.mysql.com/>. There are plenty of mirrors to aid your download speed. Be sure to check out the excellent online manual.

As with mSQL, there were MySQL functions in PHP2 that are still supported in PHP3, but their use is discouraged. I've chosen to ...

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