php is a self-referentially acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. Original it supposedly meant personal home page. It is an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. In an HTML document, PHP script (similar syntax to that of Perl or C ) is enclosed within special PHP tags. Because PHP is embedded within tags, the author can jump between HTML and PHP (similar to ASP and Cold Fusion) instead of having to rely on heavy amounts of code to output HTML. And, because PHP is executed on the server, the client cannot view the PHP code. PHP can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases. Also, PHP can talk across networks using IMAP, SNMP, NNTP, POP3, or HTTP. PHP was created sometime in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf. During mid 1997, PHP development entered the hands of other contributors. Two of them, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans, rewrote the parser from scratch to create PHP version 3 (PHP3).
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PHP is a scripting language which is highly powerful open source that's widely used for web development activities to create efficient and dynamic web pages. PHP programming is specialty of Arth InfoSoft, we have developed various industry based websites like realtors, financial, engineering, social networking, hotel and hospitality, B2B, Shopping and many more.
No let's learn [ PHP Login script ] :
Learn to create a simple login system with php + mysql script, this tutorial is easy to follow, teach you step by step.
In this tutorial, we create 3 php files for testing our code.
We have a login form in step 2, when a user submit their username and password, PHP code in checklogin.php will check that this user exist in our database or not.
If user has the right username and password, then the code will register username and password in the session and redirect to "login_success.php". If username or password is wrong the system will show "Wrong Username or Password".
$host="localhost"; // Host name
$username=""; // Mysql username
$password=""; // Mysql password
$db_name="test"; // Database name
$tbl_name="members"; // Table name
// Connect to server and select databse.
mysql_connect("$host", "$username", "$password")or die("cannot connect");
mysql_select_db("$db_name")or die("cannot select DB");
// username and password sent from form
// To protect MySQL injection (more detail about MySQL injection)
$myusername = stripslashes($myusername);
$mypassword = stripslashes($mypassword);
$myusername = mysql_real_escape_string($myusername);
$mypassword = mysql_real_escape_string($mypassword);
$sql="SELECT * FROM $tbl_name WHERE username='$myusername' and password='$mypassword'";
// Mysql_num_row is counting table row
// If result matched $myusername and $mypassword, table row must be 1 row
// Register $myusername, $mypassword and redirect to file "login_success.php"
echo "Wrong Username or Password";
STEP4: Create file login_success.php
User can't view this page if the session is not registered.
// Check if session is not registered, redirect back to main page.
// Put this code in first line of web page.
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