Lesson 24. Using MySQL with PHP

In this lesson, you learn how to communicate with a MySQL database from a PHP script.

PHP actually has two different APIs for MySQL, both of which are covered in this chapter. The first, mysql, is the classic set of functions that are available in all versions of PHP.

The new interface is mysqli, which stands for MySQL Improved. It is available only in PHP version 5 and works only with MySQL version 4.1 and higher. The mysqli interface can be used through a set of functions or in an object-oriented manner, to fit the improved OO capabilities of PHP 5.

Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 10 Minutes
Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 10 Minutes
ISBN: 0672328631
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 165
Authors: Chris Newman

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