and MySQL Are A Perfect Match
PHP and MySQL Are A Perfect Match
You’ve decided to automate your web site. Now what? Here
are some ideas to help you choose how to automate your site.
A bit of programming is going to be necessary if you want to automate
a site. There are many types of programs that can be used to automate
So, which do you use? For many, it is a personal choice.
I prefer PHP for programming. PHP is a particularly useful programming
language because it allows for advanced programming and is easy
to integrate with web pages. Another plus of PHP is that the language
interfaces very well with MySQL, a popular type of online database.
Yet another plus of PHP is that it is Open Source Code. The actual
code that is PHP is available to the public for free, while the
source code for products such as ASP are not. Because PHP is open
source, there is a large community of PHP programmers that help
each other with code. This means PHP programmers can rely on each
other by using reusable pieces of code called functions and classes
rather than constantly reinventing the wheel. This can dramatically
cut down on production time.
Overall, PHP is flexible, cheaper than many alternatives, and built
around a community. PHP and MySQL are excellent choice for webmasters
looking to automate their web sites.
What Can PHP and MySQL do for me? Just about anything you can think
of. That is the beauty of custom programming. A few ideas of what
you can do with a PHP and MySQL driven site include:
2. User Polls
3. Keyword Tracking
4. Set User Preferences
5. Manage Password Protected Member's Areas
6. Lead Follow Up
7. Customer Relations
8. Content Management
9. Email Newsletters
12. Scheduled Updates
The list is limited only by your imagination. Once you have decided
to go with a PHP and MySQL site, you can either get a custom program
created, use a prepackaged version or a combination of both. Many
PHP and MySQL programs that come prepackaged are easy to customize
and can save you a lot of time and money over starting from the
About the Author
Halstatt Pires is with
the Internet marketing firm MarketingTitan.com - a San Diego Internet
marketing and advertising company providing search engine optimization
services and offering automated web site systems through BusinessCreatorPro.com.