Learn PHP Basics – For Freshers and Experienced

Database Connection

Connect mysqli with php using Object-Oriented Way.

$host = "localhost";
$username = "root";
$password = "";
$conn = new mysqli($host, $username, $password);
//connect to server
if ($conn->connect_error) {
die("Connection failed: " . $conn->connect_error);
echo "Connected successfully";

Connect mysqli with php using Procedural Way.

$host = "localhost";
$username = "root";
$password = "";
$dbname = "cmscomputer";
// Create connection
$conn = mysqli_connect($host, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if (!$conn) {
die("Connection failed: " . mysqli_connect_error());
echo "Connected successfully";

Connect mysqli with php using PDO.

$host = "localhost";
$username = "root";
$password = "";
$conn = new PDO("mysql:host=$host;dbname=myDB", $username, $password);
// set the PDO error mode to exception
echo "Connected successfully";

convert string to uppercase in php

$string="cms computer training center";
echo strtoupper($string);

convert string to lowercase in php

echo strtolower($string);

convert first letter of string to uppercase in php

$string="cakephp and zend";
echo ucwords($string);

delete a php file from server

unlink($file); //make sure you have enough permission to do delete the file.

convert array to json in php

$array = array('one','two');
echo json_encode($array); //use json_decode for decode

serialize an array in php

$array = array('php','mysql');
echo serialize($array);//use unserialize for convert serialized string to array

get ip address in php


count the number of elements in an array

$array = array('html','css');

SESSION and SESSION Properties and Functions.

A session is a logical object enabling us to preserve temporary data across multiple PHP pages.

1. Use function session_start() to initiate a session.
2. It is possible to propagate a session id via cookies or URL parameters.
3. Sessions automatically ends when the PHP script finishes executing, but can be manually ended using the session_write_close().
4. The session_unregister() function unregister a global variable from the current session and the session_unset() function free all session variables.
5. To destroy all data registered in a session use function session_destroy();