It also says it's for intermediate to advanced PHPers, which explains they brevity of the documentation.
You do have a web server up and running, yes? Apologies if that seems like a stupid question, but some think that only code is enough.
The easiest situation would be that all you do is drop all the files in your web root. However, I glanced through and found at least one file that includes one of the others from a subdirectory (include "includes/whatever.php"). You ought to be able to determine what the implied directory structure is by looking at those includes. Any of the format include "filename.php" should all be in the same directory. Any with paths, create appropriately.
I have a server, a host, and a mySQL server. I downloaded the entire tutorial and I came pre-ordered in folders including "includes", "variables", etc. Can I assume it is in order? If so, I'll just log into my server via FTP, and drop everything to the main part, no dropping in public_html, private_html, www, right?
Take a look at my site now. I inserted the PHP scripts as they were grouped in the public_html folder. I tried to insert the <? include "sessions.php" ?> into my HTML, but it would not stay. Every time, for some reason it "disappears". Any ideas? I'm only taking the code from one of the PHP files that says "this is the main table to use" and inserting the <? ___ ?> and <table>___</table>
If by "disappears" you mean you can't see it with a View Source, that's expected. Happens with all php unless the web server is broken. That's the effect of the browser implementing the php script in building the page.
Okay...I'm about to sell a kidney and buy an asian to do this for me.
Okay, every time I input the table, it says nothing exists.
Could someone please, PLEASE look at the tutorial from the top, download the files at the end of the tut, and look through them quickly? I am using the main.php document, and it says "hey, put this in your HTML and your site will magically work" and NOTHING! I put all the files as they were downloaded, only out of the "login/login" folders, and uploaded them to my public_html folder.
Since that's an entire project including db setup, you probably won't get many takers for doing your testing. Error messages would be helpful for tracking down problems. Showing a section of code where you know there's a problem is good. It's pretty easy to get some quick help when there's something to work with.