PHP Web Development Tutorials

PHP Web Development Tutorials and Articles
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File Transfer Protocol or popularly known as FTP has been a de facto standard for transferring files for many years, can be used in many programs / utilities like backup programs, etc. PHP is being increasingly used in writing scripts for maintenance and other purposes and the FTP extensions...
System tools & monitoring programs are often required to monitor a directory or file(s) for changes, not just content changes, it may even be attribute changes like permissions, timestamps etc. Inotify is being used for quite some time in C programming to achieve the same. Here we will be...
Here's the code to read ID3 tage from a MP3 file <?php //Reads ID3v1 from a MP3 file and displays it $mp3 = "1.mp3"; //MP3 file to be read
There are many different traffic analysis tools, ranging from simple counters to complete traffic analyzers. Although there are some free ones, most of them come with a price tag. Why not do it yourself? With PHP, you can easily create a log file within minutes. In this article I will show you how!...
Arrays are common to many programming languages. They are special variables which can hold more than one value, each stored in its own numbered 'space' in the array. Instead of having many similar variables, you can store the data as elements in an array.Each element in the array has its own ID so...
Most of us have know PHP as a language used for web development, but it is also being used for writing backend processing scripts, backup scripts, deferred processing scripts etc. for a long time but still not as much as other scripting languages as Perl, Python, or Ruby. But if you are a PHP...
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a low-cost & high-availability storage service provided by Amazon Web Services. It's very efficient and cheap, it allows you to store as much as you want and there is no limit, you pay for what you use and you pay as you go, there is no commitment. You can...
Bubble sort in this form allows someone to order number arrays from lowest number to highest number and vice verse. This article serves the purpose of providing the bubble sort algorithm for use in php. I found a tuts @ active.tutsplus and I used it as a base to create a direct port over to php. ...
Many times it is required for us to calculate the time remaining and display it in a very understandable format like days,weeks,hours etc. Here is a function i wrote to do the same. //FUNCTION FOR TIME LEFT function time_left($integer) { $seconds=$integer; if...
A trend with a lot of new Web Designers is to blindly go for ASP or JSP for creating dynamic and interactive websites. Why use PHP for server-side scripting? This question comes in mind of a lot of Web Designers, especially in mind of designers/programmers who are only exposed to much hyped server...
File upload is very common requirement of many web sites. We may require to upload pictures online to websites. Image upload is very common requirement and many sites are using this to allow members or visitors to upload files. We will learn how to upload multiple files using a single form. This...
Mysqli extension provides us to access the functionality offered by MySQL 4.1 and above.The i in the function name stands for improved (MySQL Improved). The mysqli extension is built using the PHP extension framework.The MySQLi library is much more optimized and quicker than the previous MYSQL...
Memcached is a high-performance open-source caching solution, generally used to improve web application performance by avoiding round-trips to RDBMS, to know more about memcached read Faster Webapps With Memcached. In this article we'll discuss about installing and using memcached in PHP. A PHP...
PHPExcel project provides a set of classes, which allow us to Read, Write and Create Excel documents in PHP. File formats, supported by PHPExcel are .xls, .xlsx, CSV, .ods, Gnumeric, PDF and HTML. Requirements for PHPExcel: PHP version >= 5.2.0 PHP extensions php_zip,php_xml,php_gd2...
This functions solves the problem of always writing the same code to check if a get or post request is set or not. Background I created this because I was tired of the extra code needed just to see if a request variable has the array key set or not. I don't want to use error suppression...
Every web-applications needs to transfer data from one page to another and one of the way of doing it is using sessions in PHP.. Sessions are a special type of variables used to transfer/carry data from one page to others.. In this tutorial i’ll be covering PHP version 4.1.0 and above.. Using...
A Comma-Separated Values(CSV) file stores information in a list with a comma between each item. A CSV file may consists of any number of records. CSV file format is widely supported by scientific applications, and various consumer and business applications. There are a few variations where...
Smarty is a templating engine for PHP, it's one of the most popular templating engine used by PHP developers. Using a templating engine helps businesses separate presentation logic & application logic. Templating, you can say is a way to separate the business logic from the presentation...
Allows you to include dynamically a single file, a list of files or a whole directory. No more tedious include statements. Background This is designed to be similar to Java's package system but instead uses a directory, file/s or */ALL, and include type(INC, IN_O, REQ, REQ_O). The reason is...
PHP being the most popular & easy to deploy language for web applications offers a large number for functions for sorting compared to other languages like Perl, Python, etc which hardly have a few basic functions which have to be extended by the programmer. PHP reduces coding time by providing...