Hi there to all profesional here. I'm just a beginner in the programming, scripting cyber world. Previously I've only know how to script my Ragnarok Online script and I don't know whether the scripting language I've used in scripting for Ragnarok Online is same with the C++, PHP language or not.
So I'm here to ask what is the meaning of PHP and mySQL and can you give me a brief tutorial on how to use them? Because currently I'm only focused on both PHP and mySQL language to open my RO private server.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thx in advance ~
I don't know anything related to raganok except that eAthena is the server program. PHP stands for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. The way it works is that when the client requests a page ending with php from the server. The server program calls PHP witch then "parses" all the code within the <?php ?> thingys. The language can then do various stuff and write it out as needed. The language has quite a C like structure.
MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL) for database queries.
c++ is for softwares. Games are created by using either directx or openGL. Other games aren't worth playing because openGL and directx makes games complex. You can use them with c++, basic, pascal etc. Most common is c++ though. You need to know c++ to learn them. Because c++ is the base of almost all softwares.
Php isnt for games. You can make games with it (lords of chaos or somethimg like that) but actually, it was designed for forums and other applications for websites. Forget about creating a game by using php.
Those MMORPGs are created by either directx or openGL... But it isnt good to start with them. learn c++ first. Then there will be so many paths like php, openGL, directX...