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    The advantage of PHP web sites?

    I've seen a lot of PHP sites lately. I wonder... what are the advantages of PHP websites over HTML ones ??

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    You can do serverside parsing, look at http://uk2.php.net/ for more info...

    Seeming everyone links me to us4, I'll link you to uk2...

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    the end product of a php site is an html site.

    but while clean html sites is static only changes when a some1 actually alters the file.

    php websites are dynamic and can be created out from databases whose data can change over time by user interaction/developer.
    so php websites can have forums,guestbooks.. basicly anything that can be interpreted as a collection of changeable data.

    while an HTML page mostly will be a collection of static data

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    It saves up a LOT of time when updating or creating multiple pages where only the content (text, images) changes.
    You may see it as a html page template though it is not entirely true. PHP can also do a lot of other things but all of them are about showing content (HTML does the same but is very limited in it).

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    Wow! Is PHP free? The problem is... I've never used PHP before...

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    oh yeh.

    http://www.php.net/

    I recommend using firepages phpdev bundle to get started, tho.

    Get it here: http://www.firepages.com.au/

    -Celt

    ps. php.net has an excellent online manual as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battosai
    The advantage of PHP web sites?
    They rock I recommend you learn at least one server-side language.


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