PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One

ISBN-10: 067232976X
ISBN-13: 9780672329760
Edition: 4th 2008
Authors: Julie C. Meloni
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/18/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 648
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Fully updated to reflect the most recent developments in PHP and MySQL, Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One, Fourth Edition combines these most popular open source web development tools into a complete book, packaged with one easy-to-use Starter Kit CD. This book teaches the reader to install, configure and set up the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system, and the Apache Web server. By the end of this book the reader will understand how these technologies work, and more importantly, how they work together to create a dynamic web site. After creating a simple web site using these tools, the reader will be able to manage a simple mailing list, and to create an online address book, shopping cart, and storefront. Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One, Fourth Edition also teaches the reader how to fine-tune Apache and MySQL, and covers simple web server security.

Who Should Read This Book?
How This Book Is Organized
About the Book's Source Code
Conventions Used in This Book
Getting Up and Running
Installation QuickStart Guide
Linux/UNIX Installation
Windows Installation
Mac OS X Installation
Troubleshooting
Installing and Configuring MySQL
Current and Future Versions of MySQL
How to Get MySQL
Installing MySQL on Linux/UNIX
Installing MySQL on Mac OS X
Installing MySQL on Windows
Troubleshooting Your Installation
Basic Security Guidelines
Introducing the MySQL Privilege System
Working with User Privileges
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Installing and Configuring Apache
Current and Future Versions of Apache
Choosing the Appropriate Installation Method
Installing Apache on Linux/UNIX
Installing Apache on Mac OS X
Installing Apache on Windows
Apache Configuration File Structure
Apache Log Files
Apache-Related Commands
Starting Apache for the First Time
Troubleshooting
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Installing and Configuring PHP
Current and Future Versions of PHP
Building PHP on Linux/UNIX with Apache
Installing PHP on Mac OS X
Installing PHP on Windows
php.ini Basics
Testing Your Installation
Getting Installation Help
The Basics of PHP Scripts
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
PHP Language Structure
The Building Blocks of PHP
Variables
Data Types
Operators and Expressions
Constants
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Flow Control Functions in PHP
Switching Flow
Loops
Code Blocks and Browser Output
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with Functions
What Is a Function?
Calling Functions
Defining a Function
Returning Values from User-Defined Functions
Variable Scope
Saving State Between Function Calls with the static Statement
More About Arguments
Testing for the Existence of a Function
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with Arrays
What Are Arrays?
Creating Arrays
Some Array-Related Functions
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with Objects
Creating an Object
Object Inheritance
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Getting Involved with the Code
Working with Strings, Dates, and Time
Formatting Strings with PHP
Investigating Strings in PHP
Manipulating Strings with PHP
Using Date and Time Functions in PHP
Other String, Date, and Time Functions
Summary
Workshop
Working with Forms
Creating a Simple Input Form
Accessing Form Input with User-Defined Arrays
Combining HTML and PHP Code on a Single Page
Using Hidden Fields to Save State
Redirecting the User
Sending Mail on Form Submission
Working with File Uploads
Summary
Workshop
Working with Cookies and User Sessions
Introducing Cookies
Setting a Cookie with PHP
Deleting a Cookie with PHP
Session Function Overview
Starting a Session
Working with Session Variables
Passing Session IDs in the Query String
Destroying Sessions and Unsetting Variables
Using Sessions in an Environment with Registered Users
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with Files and Directories
Including Files with include()
Validating Files
Creating and Deleting Files
Opening a File for Writing, Reading, or Appending
Reading from Files
Writing or Appending to a File
Working with Directories
Opening Pipes to and from Processes Using popen()
Running Commands with exec()
Running Commands with system() or passthru()
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with Images
Understanding the Image-Creation Process
Necessary Modifications to PHP
Drawing a New Image
Getting Fancy with Pie Charts
Modifying Existing Images
Image Creation from User Input
Using Images Created by Scripts
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
PHP and MySQL Integration
Understanding the Database Design Process
The Importance of Good Database Design
Types of Table Relationships
Understanding Normalization
Following the Design Process
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Learning Basic SQL Commands
Learning the MySQL Data Types
Learning the Table Creation Syntax
Using the INSERT Command
Using the SELECT Command
Using WHERE in Your Queries
Selecting from Multiple Tables
Using the UPDATE Command to Modify Records
Using the REPLACE Command
Using the DELETE Command
Frequently Used String Functions in MySQL
Using Date and Time Functions in MySQL
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Using Transactions and Stored Procedures in MySQL
What Are Transactions?
What Are Stored Procedures?
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Interacting with MySQL Using PHP
MySQL Versus MySQLi Functions
Connecting to MySQL with PHP
Working with MySQL Data
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Basic Projects
Managing a Simple Mailing List
Developing the Subscription Mechanism
Developing the Mailing Mechanism
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Creating an Online Address Book
Planning and Creating the Database Tables
Creating an Include File for Common Functions
Creating a Menu
Creating the Record Addition Mechanism
Viewing Records
Creating the Record Deletion Mechanism
Adding Subentries to a Record
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Creating a Simple Discussion Forum
Designing the Database Tables
Creating an Include File for Common Functions
Creating the Input Forms and Scripts
Displaying the Topic List
Displaying the Posts in a Topic
Adding Posts to a Topic
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Creating an Online Storefront
Planning and Creating the Database Tables
Displaying Categories of Items
Displaying Items
Summary
Workshop
Creating a Shopping Cart Mechanism
Planning and Creating the Database Tables
Integrating the Cart with Your Storefront
Payment Methods and the Checkout Sequence
Summary
Workshop
Creating a Simple Calendar
Building a Simple Display Calendar
Creating a Calendar Library
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Restricting Access to Your Applications
Authentication Overview
Apache Authentication Module Functionality
Using Apache for Access Control
Combining Apache Access Methods
Limiting Access Based on HTTP Methods
Restricting Access Based on Cookie Values
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Logging and Monitoring Web Server Activity
Standard Apache Access Logging
Standard Apache Error Logging
Managing Apache Logs
Logging Custom Information to a Database
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Application Localization
About Internationalization and Localization
About Character Sets
Environment Modifications
Creating a Localized Page Structure
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with XML
What Is XML?
Accessing XML in PHP Using DOM Functions
Accessing XML in PHP Using SimpleXML Functions
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Administration and Fine-Tuning
Apache Performance Tuning and Virtual Hosting
Scalability Issues
Load Testing with ApacheBench
Proactive Performance Tuning
Preventing Abuse
Implementing Virtual Hosting
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Setting Up a Secure Web Server
The Need for Security
The SSL Protocol
Obtaining and Installing SSL Tools
Managing Certificates
SSL Configuration
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Optimizing and Tuning MySQL
Building an Optimized Platform
MySQL Startup Options
Optimizing Your Table Structure
Optimizing Your Queries
Using the FLUSH Command
Using the SHOW Command
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Software Upgrades
Staying in the Loop
Upgrading MySQL
Upgrading Apache
Upgrading PHP
Summary
Workshop
Index

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