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PostgreSQL by Susan Douglas, Korry Douglas

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Chapter 15. Using PostgreSQL with PHP

PHP is a general-purpose programming language. The most common use of PHP is for building dynamic web pages. A dynamic web page is a document that is regenerated each time it is displayed. For example, each time you point your web browser to cnn.com, you see the latest news. PHP is useful for building dynamic web pages because you can embed PHP programs within HTML documents. In fact, you can produce HTML documents from a PHP script.

PHP Architecture Overview

The job of a web server (such as Apache or Microsoft's IIS) is to reply to requests coming from a client (usually a web browser). When a browser connects to a web server, it requests information by sending a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). For example, ...

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