PHP Web Development Tutorials

PHP Web Development Tutorials and Articles
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PHP can be used for a lot of different things, and is one of the most powerful scripting languages available on the web. Not to mention it's extremely cheap and widely used. However, one thing that PHP is lacking, and in fact most scripting languages are, is a way to update pages in real-time,...
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Many websites generate temporary password or some generate the Activiation code for verification of email. They send the mail with that code in it and so If you wonder how they do this here is a function to do this. Input : - Length of the Random string you wish to generate Output :- Random...
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I was wondering whether i could read the size of a directory using PHP. So i thought of making something which could help me read the size of the directory ,no. of directories and the no. of files in the given diretory. The function "getDirectorySize" will ignore link/shorcuts to files/directory....
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All PHP coders are aware of the mail() function in PHP, which can be used to send mails. On Linux systems we ussually have Sendmail program installed, if someone is facing a problem sending mails with mail() function, they can alternatively use Sendmail to send mails. For sending mails using...
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I like coding PHP, in Perl we can change an associative array to a list then to a string. In case if we wish to do the same in PHP, we need to write some user functions for that purpose. Here are two functions which will convert Array to String and vice-versa. //array to string ...
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This script is a simple file based counter. This is meant for sites that do not run a db and instead, use a file and a cookie. It isn't the best I've seen but it's simple. Consider this as a tutorial. Just create a file called counter.txt and put this where you want to display the...
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How to optimize your PHP installation to handle large file uploads. Though PHP presents a very versatile and user friendly interface for handling file uploads, the default installation is not geared for working with files in excess of 2 Mega Bytes. This article will help you...
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The code snippet below will pick up a random image from the server and sends it to the browser. Try it out. <?php if($_GET){ $folder=$_GET; }else{ $folder='/images/'; } //path to image dir
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Background I've needed the header function in php so many times I figured I'd write a tutorial on it. This tutorial should help you do most of the things that the header function is capable of. Simply put, the php header function will send a http header to the browser. Headers in PHP If...
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Many times its required that we truncate a long string and add ellipsis to the end of the truncated string. Here's a function which does exactly that. function truncate( $varb, $num ) { $dnum = intval($num); if (strlen($varb)>$dnum) { $nvarb = substr($varb, 0,...
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Some web applications need to display numbers in words, like e-commerce, shopping web applications, so PEAR brings a package named Numbers_Words which converts numbers to words in 2 lines of PHP code. Checkout the example below. <?php require('Numbers/Words.php'); $number =...
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Sometimes we need to find the number of items, located inside an array.Let's take this array as example, $a=1; $a=3; $a=4; $a=5; here the total item count is 4, but when you use count() function you get 3. So I wrote a small function which counts array elements, even recursively. ...
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If you have PHP4 working on your server, and have heard that PHP5 may screw up things. Here's how to have both running alongside. #!/bin/sh # PHP5 CGI Installer for cPanel/WHM Servers VERSION=5.0.4 cd /usr/src wget -O php.tbz2...
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Introduction PHP comes with an extensive catalog of date and time functions, all designed to let you easily retrieve temporal information, massage it into a format you require, and either use it in a calculation or display it to the user. However, if you'd like to do something more complicated,...
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Introduction XOR encryption is a trivially simple symmetric cipher which is used in many applications where security is not a defined requirement.Exclusive-OR encryption, while not a public-key system such as RSA, is almost unbreakable through brute force methods. It is susceptible to...
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Introduction ROT13 ("rotate by 13 places", sometimes hyphenated ROT-13) is a simple Caesar cipher used in online forums as a means of hiding spoilers, punchlines, puzzle solutions, and offensive materials from the casual glance. ROT13 has been described as the "Usenet equivalent of a...
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Introduction The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green, and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. The name of the model and the abbreviation ‘RGB’ come from the three primary colors, red, green, and blue and the...
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While working with currency calculations, we often require to round a number to the nearest 10 or the nearest 50, like 407 should be 410. I've written a function which will do exactly that, it requires two parameters the number to the round, and the integer to be rounded to. The function is like...
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password.class.php <?php /* * Simple password generator define ('PC_MINUS', 0x01); define ('PC_CAPITAL', 0x02); define ('PC_NUMBERS', 0x04); define ('PC_SPACES', 0x08);
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Introduction Actually, this has been taken from my blog(www.sampctricks.blogspot.com) and I re-updated the article for Go4expert. I am myself newbie to programming but still I have included here what I myself practice. This is just a basic guide to prevent basic flaws in your PHP based web apps....
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