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Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP

Tuesday Sep 30th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

In this chapter, learn how to access a database from the Web using PHP, read from and write to the database, and filter potentially troublesome input data.

[From InformIT]

PREVIOUSLY, IN OUR WORK WITH PHP, WE used a flat file to store and retrieve data. When we looked at this file in Chapter 2, “Storing and Retrieving Data,” we mentioned that relational database systems make a lot of these storage and retrieval tasks easier, safer, and more efficient in a web application. Now, having worked with MySQL to create a database, we can begin connecting this database to a web-based front end.

The article continues at http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1248325

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