|PHP & Databases|
Database applications are one of the most common uses for PHP. Shopping carts, member sites, news sites and many more applications use database to store information.
Databases are quicker and easier to update than standard files, making them ideal for admin areas. For instance, the owner of the website doesn't have to know any PHP or HTML to use a database to store information.
Databases are also very secure, requiring username and password to access any information. Thanks to the free database server MySQL, PHP programmers can enjoy creating database applications at no cost other than their own time.
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