What is MySQL?

  • MySQL is a database system used on the web
  • MySQL is the most popular database system used with PHP.
  • MySQL is a database system that runs on a server
  • MySQL is ideal for both small and large applications
  • MySQL is very fast, reliable, and easy to use
  • MySQL supports standard SQL
  • MySQL compiles on a number of platforms
  • MySQL is free to download and use
  • MySQL is developed, distributed, and supported by Oracle Corporation
  • MySQL is named after co-founder Monty Widenius's daughter: My

What is PHP?

  • PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PHP can collect form data
  • PHP is a widely-used, open source scripting language
  • PHP code are executed on the server, and the result is returned to the browser as plain HTML
  • PHP scripts are executed on the server
  • PHP can send and receive cookies
  • PHP is free to download and use
  • PHP files can contain text, HTML, JavaScript code, and PHP code
  • PHP files have a default file extension of ".php"
  • PHP can encrypt data
  • PHP can generate dynamic page content
  • PHP can create, open, read, write, and close files on the server
  • PHP can add, delete, modify data in your database
  • PHP can restrict users to access some pages on your website