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Introduction Who Should Read This Book?How This Book Is OrganizedConventions Used in This BookPart I: Laying the Groundwork Chapter 1: Installation QuickStart Guide Linux/UNIX Installation Installing MySQL Installing Apache Installing PHP Windows Installation Installing MySQL Installing Apache Installing PHP Mac OS X Installation Installing MySQL Installing PHP Troubleshooting Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring MySQL Current and Future Versions of MySQL How to Get MySQL Installing MySQL on Linux/UNIX Installing MySQL on Mac OS X Installing MySQL on Windows Troubleshooting Your Installation Basic Security Guidelines Starting MySQL Securing Your MySQL Connection Introducing the MySQL Privilege System The Two-Step Authentication Process Working with User Privileges Adding Users Removing Privileges Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring Apache Current and Future Versions of Apache Choosing the Appropriate Installation Method Building from Source Installing a Binary Installing Apache on Linux/UNIX Downloading the Apache Source Code Uncompressing the Source Code Preparing to Build Apache Building and Installing Apache Installing Apache on Mac OS X Installing Apache on Windows Apache Configuration File Structure Directives Containers Conditional Evaluation The ServerRoot Directive Per-Directory Configuration Files Apache Log Files The access_log File The error_log File Additional Files Apache-Related Commands Apache Server Binary Apache Control Script Starting Apache for the First Time Check Your Configuration File Starting Apache Troubleshooting Already an Existing Web Server No Permission to Bind to Port Access Denied Wrong Group Settings Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring PHP Current and Future Versions of PHP Building PHP on Linux/UNIX with Apache Additional Linux/UNIX Configuration Options Integrating PHP with Apache on Linux/UNIX Installing PHP on Mac OS X Installing PHP on Windows Integrating PHP with Apache on Windows php.ini Basics Testing Your Installation Getting Installation Help The Basics of PHP Scripts Beginning and Ending a Block of PHP Statements The echo Statement and print() Function Combining HTML and PHP Adding Comments to PHP Code Part II: PHP Language Structure Chapter 5: The Building Blocks of PHP Variables Globals and Superglobals Data Types Changing Type with settype() Changing Type by Casting Why Test Type? Operators and Expressions The Assignment Operator Arithmetic Operators The Concatenation Operator Combined Assignment Operators Automatically Incrementing and Decrementing
an Integer Variable Comparison Operators Creating Complex Test Expressions with the Logical Operators Operator Precedence Constants Predefined Constants Chapter 6: Flow Control Functions in PHP Switching Flow The if Statement Using the else Clause with the if Statement Using the elseif Clause with the if Statement The switch Statement Using the ? Operator Loops The while Statement The do...while Statement The for Statement Breaking Out of Loops with the break Statement Skipping an Iteration with the continue Statement Nesting Loops Code Blocks and Browser Output Chapter 7: Working with Functions What Is a Function? Calling Functions Defining a Function Returning Values from User-Defined Functions Variable Scope Accessing Variables with the global Statement Saving State Between Function Calls with the static Statement More About Arguments Setting Default Values for Arguments Passing Variable References to Functions Testing for the Existence of a Function Chapter 8: Working with Arrays What Are Arrays? Creating Arrays Creating Associative Arrays Creating Multidimensional Arrays Some Array-Related Functions Chapter 9: Working with Objects Creating an Object Properties of Objects Object Methods Constructors Object Inheritance Part III: Getting Involved with the Code Chapter 10: Working with Strings, Dates, and Time Formatting Strings with PHP Working with printf() Specifying a Field Width Argument Swapping Storing a Formatted String Investigating Strings in PHP A Note About Indexing Strings Finding the Length of a String with strlen() Finding a Substring Within a String with strstr() Finding the Position of a Substring with strpos() Extracting Part of a String with substr() Tokenizing a String with strtok() Manipulating Strings with PHP Cleaning Up a String with trim(), ltrim(), and strip_tags() Replacing a Portion of a String Using substr_replace() Replacing Substrings Using str_replace Converting Case Wrapping Text with wordwrap() and nl2br() Breaking Strings into Arrays with explode() Using Date and Time Functions in PHP Getting the Date with time() Converting a Time Stamp with getdate() Converting a Time Stamp with date() Creating Time Stamps with mktime() Testing a Date with checkdate() Other String, Date, and Time Functions Chapter 11: Working with Forms Creating a Simple Input Form Accessing Form Input with User-Defined Arrays Combining HTML and PHP Code on a Single Page Using Hidden Fields to Save State Redirecting the User Sending Mail on Form Submission System Configuration for the mail() Function Creating the Form Creating the Script to Send the Mail Formatting Your Mail with HTML Working with File Uploads Creating the File Upload Form Creating the File Upload Script Chapter 12: Working with Cookies and User Sessions Introducing Cookies The Anatomy of a Cookie Setting a Cookie with PHP Deleting a Cookie Session Function Overview Starting a Session Working with Session Variables Passing Session IDs in the Query String Destroying Sessions and Unsetting Variables Using Sessions in an Environment with Registered Users Working with Registered Users Working with User Preferences Chapter 13: Working with Files and Directories Including Files with include() Returning a Value from an Included Document Using include() Within Control Structures Using include_once() The include_path Directive Validating Files Checking for Existence with file_exists() A File or a Directory? Checking the Status of a File Determining File Size with filesize() Getting Date Information About a File Creating a Function That Performs Multiple File Tests Creating and Deleting Files Opening a File for Writing, Reading, or Appending Reading from Files Reading Lines from a File with fgets() and feof() Reading Arbitrary Amounts of Data from a File with fread() Reading Characters from a File with fgetc() Writing or Appending to a File Writing to a File with fwrite() or fputs() Locking Files with flock() Working with Directories Creating Directories with mkdir() Removing a Directory with rmdir() Opening a Directory for Reading with opendir() Reading the Contents of a Directory with readdir() Opening Pipes to and from Processes Using popen() Running Commands with exec() Running Commands with system() or passthru() Chapter 14: Working with Images Understanding the Image-Creation Process A Word About Color Necessary Modifications to PHP Obtaining Additional Libraries Drawing a New Image Drawing Shapes and Lines Using a Color Fill Getting Fancy with Pie Charts Modifying Existing Images Image Creation from User Input Part IV: PHP and MySQL Integration Chapter 15: Understanding the Database Design Process The Importance of Good Database Design Types of Table Relationships One-to-One Relationships One-to-Many Relationships Many-to-Many Relationships Understanding Normalization Problems with the Flat Table First Normal Form Second Normal Form Third Normal Form Following the Design Process Chapter 16: Learning Basic SQL Commands Learning the MySQL Data Types Numeric Data Types Date and Time Types String Types Learning the Table Creation Syntax Using the INSERT Command A Closer Look at INSERT Using the SELECT Command Ordering SELECT Results Limiting Your Results Using WHERE in Your Queries Using Operators in WHERE Clauses String Comparison Using LIKE Selecting from Multiple Tables Using JOIN Using Subqueries Using the UPDATE Command to Modify Records Conditional UPDATEs Using Existing Column Values with UPDATE Using the REPLACE Command Using the DELETE Command Conditional DELETE Frequently Used String Functions in MySQL Length and Concatenation Functions Trimming and Padding Functions Location and Position Functions Substring Functions String Modification Functions Using Date and Time Functions in MySQL Working with Days Working with Months and Years Working with Weeks Working with Hours, Minutes, and Seconds Formatting Dates and Times with MySQL Performing Date Arithmetic with MySQL Special Functions and Conversion Features Chapter 17: Using Transactions and Stored Procedures in MySQL What Are Transactions? Basic Syntax Used in Transactions Working Example Using Transactions What Are Stored Procedures? Basic Syntax of Stored Procedures Chapter 18: Interacting with MySQL Using PHP MySQL Versus MySQLi Functions Connecting to MySQL with PHP Making a Connection Executing Queries Retrieving Error Messages Working with MySQL Data Inserting Data with PHP Retrieving Data with PHP Additional MySQL Functions in PHP Part V: Basic Projects Chapter 19: Managing a Simple Mailing List Developing the Subscription Mechanism Creating the subscribers Table Creating the Subscription Form Developing the Mailing Mechanism Chapter 20: Creating an Online Address Book Planning and Creating the Database Tables Creating a Menu Creating the Record Addition Mechanism Viewing Records Creating the Record Deletion Mechanism Adding Subentries to a Record Chapter 21: Creating a Simple Discussion Forum Designing the Database Tables Creating the Input Forms and Scripts Displaying the Topic List Displaying the Posts in a Topic Adding Posts to a Topic Chapter 22: Creating an Online Storefront Planning and Creating the Database Tables Inserting Records into the store_categories Table Inserting Records into the store_items Table Inserting Records into the store_item_size Table Inserting Records into the store_item_color Table Displaying Categories of Items Displaying Items Chapter 23: Creating a Shopping Cart Mechanism Planning and Creating the Database Tables Integrating the Cart with Your Storefront Adding Items to Your Cart Viewing the Cart Removing Items from Your Cart Payment Methods and the Checkout Sequence Creating the Checkout Form Performing the Checkout Actions Chapter 24: Creating a Simple Calendar Building a Simple Display Calendar Checking User Input Building the HTML Form Creating the Calendar Table Adding Events to the Calendar Creating a Calendar Library Chapter 25: Restricting Access to Your Applications Authentication Overview Client Authentication Apache Authentication Module Functionality File-Based Authentication Database File-Based Access Control Using Apache for Access Control Implementing Access Rules Evaluating Access Rules Combining Apache Access Methods Limiting Access Based on HTTP Methods Restricting Access Based on Cookie Values Creating the Authorized Users Table Creating the Login Form and Script Testing for the auth Cookie Chapter 26: Logging and Monitoring Web Server Activity Standard Apache Access Logging Deciding What to Log Logging Accesses to Files Logging Accesses to a Program Standard Apache Error Logging Logging Errors to a File Logging Errors to a Program The syslog Daemon Argument The LogLevel Directive Managing Apache Logs Resolving Hostnames Log Rotation Merging and Splitting Logs Log Analysis Monitoring Error Logs Logging Custom Information to a Database Creating the Database Table Creating the PHP Code Snippet Creating Sample Reports Chapter 27: Application Localization About Internationalization and Localization About Character Sets Environment Modifications Configuration Changes to Apache Configuration Changes to PHP Configuration Changes to MySQL Creating a Localized Page Structure Chapter 28: Working with XML What Is XML? Basic XML Document Structure Accessing XML in PHP Using DOM Functions Accessing XML in PHP Using SimpleXML Functions Part VI: Administration and Fine-tuning Chapter 29: Apache Performance Tuning and Virtual Hosting Scalability Issues Operating System Limits Performance-Related Apache Settings Load Testing with ApacheBench Proactive Performance Tuning Mapping Files to Memory Distributing the Load Caching Reduce Transmitted Data Network Settings Preventing Abuse Robots Implementing Virtual Hosting IP-Based Virtual Hosting Name-Based Virtual Hosts Mass Virtual Hosting Chapter 30: Setting Up a Secure Web Server The Need for Security The SSL Protocol Addressing the Need for Confidentiality Addressing the Need for Integrity Addressing the Need for Authentication Obtaining and Installing SSL Tools OpenSSL The mod_ssl Apache Module Managing Certificates Creating a Key Pair Creating a Certificate Signing Request Creating a Self-Signed Certificate SSL Configuration Starting the Server Chapter 31: Optimizing and Tuning MySQL Building an Optimized Platform Using the benchmark() Function MySQL Startup Options Key Startup Parameters Optimizing Your Table Structure Optimizing Your Queries Using the FLUSH Command Using the SHOW Command Retrieving Information About Databases and Tables Retrieving Table Structure Information Retrieving System Status Chapter 32: Software Upgrades Staying in the Loop When to Upgrade Upgrading MySQL Upgrading Apache Modifying Apache Without Upgrading Upgrading PHP Using PECL and PEAR to Extend PHP Index

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Fully updated to reflect the most recent developments in PHP and MySQL, Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One, Third Edition combines these most popular open source Web development tools into a complete book, packaged with one easy-to-use Starter Kit CD. This book teaches the reader to install, configure and set up the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system, and the Apache Web server. By the end of this book the reader will understand how these technologies work, and more importantly, how they work together to create a dynamic Web site. After creating a simple Web site using these tools, the reader will be able to manage a simple mailing list, and to create an online address book, shopping cart, and storefront. Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One, Third Edition also teaches the reader how to fine-tune Apache and MySQL, and covers simple Web server security.

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About the Author

Julie Meloni is the technical director for i2i Interactive, a multimedia company located in Campbell, CA. She has been developing Web-based applications since the early days of the Web, and is the author of several books and articles on Web-based programming languages and database topics, such as Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours and Blogging in a Snap.

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