CHAPTER 2

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PHP and MySQL

You are going to use PHP and MySQL for developing this e-commerce site. The question is why PHP and MySQL? The answer is very simple. The PHP and MySQL combination makes the web development task quite easy. A few of their features are listed here:

  • Both are open source technologies and are available under the GPL (General Public License). Consequently the cost of developing web applications in this combination is quite low.
  • PHP is a powerful language and connects with MySQL server quite easily, making the combination popular for web development.
  • The combination can be successfully used under UNIX as well as Windows platforms. ...

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