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Monday, 10 October 2016

Server side Web design

Unit 35: Web Applications Development

In this unit we use PhP and Mysql as well as look at cookies.

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed primarily for web development but is also used as a general-purpose programming language (

The beauty of PHP is that because it is server side script all that a client sees is what ever is pumped out of the PHP echo commands as pure HTML.

Here is the standard hello world code using php.

PHP code starts with <?php that tells the server to intercept this code.

echo are used to send HTML data to client side services like web browsers.

The ?> is the signal to say this is the end of the PHP code.

echo "Hello world!";

Look at this pdf with some sample PHP code.

Before you start playing with PHP you need access to a web server and a decent editor.

I suggest setting up a WAMP server on a PC/LAPTOP (
and for editing I use notepad ++ (


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