I'm kind of new at making webpages. I was wondering what PHP and MySQL are. I got curious when I've seen it mentioned everywhere. All that I have been able to quickly gather about these 2 things are is that they have to do with either advanced scripting or something similar to that. Please ease my troubled mind by telling me what these are.
PHP is programming language, MySQL type of database. Many php scripts use databases to store different info. Thats why people usualy speak about php with mysql together.
Thanks for the info. I'll check out those links.
What this means:
- You need PHP to do anything which changes one user's web page, because another user did something. Examples:
* A message system: one user sends a message, it changes the web page of another uses so he can see it.
* A forum: someone posts something, it changes everyone's web page to see the new post.
* Even something simple as a counter: one person loads the web page, the page is changed for everyone to show the new number.
Of course, if you want the benefits of both JS and PHP, you can use them together. Consider taking a look at AJAX for that, if you learned some more (but not now).