Linux Magazine: Working Wonders on the Web; Building a Dynamic Website Using Apache, MySQL, and PHP
Nov 11, 2000, 22:06 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Day in and day out you've been working like a fiend, constantly
updating your Web site and trying to keep it fresh and interesting.
But no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to keep up with
the explosive growth of the World Wide Web. "Hundreds of new Web
sites get created every day," you think to yourself. "And all my
favorite Web sites are continuously adding fresh, new content." How
can you keep up with the competition? How do all these new pages
get created? How do they get updated so fast? It isn't as hard as
you think. It just takes a basic understanding of a powerful
concept -- dynamic Web pages."
"To illustrate the fact that dynamic Web pages are not that
hard to create, this article is going to walk through the creation
of a Web-based press release engine. Our Web site will merge press
releases stored in a database with a templated Web page on the
fly. If you have an understanding of HTML, you should be able
to easily follow along with our example and create your own dynamic
Web pages. To create this site, we will be using three powerful
open source technologies: Apache, MySQL, and PHP. (See the sidebars
about each of these technologies to learn more about them.)"