"Access to a Web server and a valid domain are the only
technical requirements for this tutorial. You need permission to
add files to the domain. PHP is used for the server-side language,
but the server-side code is fairly simple. On the server, you use
code to query a database or retrieve data from a service. If these
concepts are familiar in any server language, it should an easy
task to rewrite the PHP into the server-side language of your
choice." free registration required-- ed.