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MySQLâ„¢ and PHP are two of the most popular open-source technologies to emerge during the past decade. PHP is a powerful language for writing server-side Web applications. MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database. Together, these two technologies provide you with a powerful platform for building database-driven Web applications.

This Introduction to PHP training course examines the core concepts and technologies required to build a basic dynamic website using PHP. The Introduction to PHP training begins by examining how to setup and configure Apache to support PHP and then our Introduction to PHP training moves on to explore the language fundamentals of PHP. The Introduction to PHP training concludes with a discussion about form-driven websites, state management, and overall site design.


This course is suitable for experienced web developers with a good grasp of HTML and general web concepts.


  • Background to PHP
  • Installation and configuration
  • Embedding PHP tags
  • Adding comments
  • Using the Print function
  • Using variables
  • Dynamic variables
  • Data types
  • Defining arrays
  • Associative arrays
  • Manipulating arrays
  • Operators and expressions
  • If statements
  • Switch statements
  • The While statement
  • The For statement
  • Defining functions
  • Passing arguments
  • Forms overview
  • Capturing user input
  • Get and Post differences
  • Working with global variables
  • Handling file uploads
  • Establishing a connection
  • Setting up queries
  • Using SQL commands
  • Displaying results
  • Adding records
  • Modifying records
  • Deleting records
  • Overview of strategies
  • Using hidden fields
  • Creating query strings
  • Reading and setting cookies
  • Setting expiry dates
  • Deleting cookies
  • Overview of session functions
  • Using session variables
  • Tracking the session ID
  • Manipulating data
  • Formatting strings
  • Manipulating strings
  • Searching strings
  • Regular expression functions
  • Replacing patterns in strings
  • Splitting strings
  • Formatting dates
  • Converting data types
  • Overview of PHP errors
  • Logging errors
  • Typical scripting errors
  • Debugging strategies
  • Using Print statements
  • The Debug function
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle