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Create an advanced PHP membership system,

in PHP added by thetitan, on 23/4/2011 advanced tutorials beginner tutorials content management general oo programming

Develop an advanced and extendable PHP MySQL membership system for use on your website.

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Why PHP Was a Ghetto

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 20/4/2011 general

I was talking with the Co-founder of a pretty cool start-up in DUMBO the other day about why the non-PHP development world generally has such disdain for PHP and the community surrounding it. He brought up an interesting point that stuck with me, largely because I hadn’t heard it before.

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Getting to know GD

in PHP added by Sidewinder, on 9/11/2007 beginner tutorials gd general

Have you ever been on aim and received a message from one of your friends with a big long URL followed by something like John%20Is%20Stupid; You know what ever it is, wont be worth your time, but you click on it anyway to find someone goofy looking holding a sign and on it printed in big bold letters "John Is Stupid". Ever wonder how they work?

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50 Extremely Useful PHP Tools

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 21/1/2009 general tools

This post presents 50 useful PHP tools that can significantly improve your programming workflow. Among other things, you’ll find a plethora of libraries and classes that aid in debugging, testing, profiling and code-authoring in PHP.

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Surviving 100,000 instant Visitors on a Budget

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 20/8/2007 general server traffic

This tutorial describes what I did to cope with a spike of 100,000 visitors, keeping my server up throughout the entire day.

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Simplify e-mail validation routines with PHP

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 29/10/2007 email general regex regular expression verification

A very common task when building Web sites involves validating user-supplied e-mail addresses. In this article we'll show you how to use the powerful regular expression engine built into PHP.

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How PHP became such a huge success

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 17/9/2009 general news

Linux Format magazine caught up with him to find out more about his position in the PHP camp today and the decisions he made early on that made the project a whopping success.

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Bot Detection with PHP

in PHP added by charliepage, on 21/7/2008 bot detection bots general

Bots or Crawlers, are basically search engines crawling around the internet. This is how you get your pages on search engines (well, a major way). Bot Detection isn't something super vital, but if your CMS or website already has practically everything, then you need Bot Detection.

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Optimizing Apache and PHP

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 28/5/2007 general lamp performance tuning

Applications using the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl) architecture are constantly being developed and deployed. But often the server administrator has little control over the application itself because it's written by someone else. This series of three articles discusses many of the server configuration items that can make or break an application's performance. This second article focuses on steps you can take to optimize Apache and PHP. Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (or Perl) form the basis of the LAMP architecture for Web applications. Many open source packages based on LAMP components are available to solve a variety of problems. As the load on an application increases, the bottlenecks in the underlying infrastructure become more apparent in the form of slow response to user requests. The previous article showed you how to tune the Linux system and covered the basics of LAMP and performance measurement. This article focuses on the Web server components, Apache and PHP.

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10 PHP functions you (probably) never use

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 14/1/2010 beginner tutorials functions general

When scripting in PHP, we often restrict ourselves to a limited number of API functions: the common ones, like print(), header(), define(), isset(), htmlspecialchars(), etc. If some needed functionality doesn’t exist, we often write it making use of these basic components which we have in mind. The PHP API actually offers a lot of functionality, some useless and some useful; often seldom used. I have been looking through the available functions and was interested to find some really cool functions that I should have known about. Here, I share my findings.

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Image watermark with PHP

in PHP added by webmonitore, on 22/5/2009 advanced tutorials beginner tutorials content management general php5 security

To prevent quality images being stolen, we can use PHP to watermark web-images in popular formats like GIF/PNG/JPEG. We print a transparent gif-image on a jpeg-photo in this tutorial.

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Form Processing with PHP

in PHP added by Nolte, on 31/1/2007 forms general

One of the best features of PHP is possibility to respond to user queries or data submitted from HTML forms. You can process information gathered by an HTML form and use PHP code to make decisions based off this information to create dynamic web pages. In this tutorial we will show how to create an HTML form and process the data.

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Passing Javascript variables to PHP

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 26/9/2006 general

JavaScript is mainly used as a client side scripting language, while PHP is a server side technology. Unlike Java or ASP.Net, PHP doesn't have tools to make it work client side. That is why you need to combine JavaScript and PHP scripts to develop powerful web-applications.

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PHP and AJAX - Make a Password Strength Bar that Updates in Real-time

in PHP added by scott25, on 2/2/2009 beginner tutorials databases general mysql security

This tutorial will show you how to make a very simple feature which will help your users make more secure passwords, in registration forms. After the user types their password, this script will make a request to a PHP page, which will check the password for lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers and symbols. Without reloading the page, a bar displaying the strength of the password will be shown to the user.

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Display how many visitors online

in PHP added by ineedtutorials, on 3/1/2008 beginner tutorials database general oo programming php5

Ever wonderd how to display how many visitors you have online. In this tutorial i will show you an easy but effective way to display the amount of online visitor’s.

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10 Principles of the PHP Masters

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 4/10/2008 beginner tutorials general tips

With PHP's widespread adoption,it's almost too easy to find a script or snippet to do exactly what you need. Unfortunately, there's no filter as to what is a "good practice" and what's, well... not so good when writing a PHP script. We need trustworthy sources, who have proven they have a solid grasp on the best practices of PHP.

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Random Password Generation

in PHP added by clearnetwork, on 15/7/2008 beginner tutorials general random security

A common feature found on many websites upon user registration are random passwords. This tutorial will walk you through a script that generates a random password to a given length.

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Beginners PHP Part 1

in PHP added by Slipszenko, on 25/11/2007 beginner tutorials general php

A tutorial for total beginners to PHP.

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Sorting 2D-arrays in PHP

in PHP added by prodevtips, on 6/1/2008 array beginner tutorials general

How to use array_multisort to sort tables by column.

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PHP: The need for speed

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 7/3/2006 bottlenecks cache general speed

PHP4 is in general fast enough for dynamic web content generation, and in most cases you can't even think of anything faster than it. But when you have to face lots of accesses, heavy applications, narrow bandwidth, or other factors that can create performance bottlenecks, you may ask yourself if you can do anything to make things work better.

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Bar Chart HTML generator

in PHP added by AnyExample, on 8/5/2007 bar chart diagram general

This article contains PHP function ae_bar_html for generating HTML/CSS based one-column bar charts. It is suitable for simple diagrams and does not require libgd.

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Output buffering, and how it can change your life

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 19/12/2005 buffering caching general ob_get_contents output buffer

In this article, Zeev explains the HTTP header and how output buffering helps you deal with it. He also describes several advanced usages of output buffering.

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Facebook PHP Tutorial

in PHP added by jlaing, on 6/8/2007 facebook general

The basics of using the Facebook PHP Client Library and how to get your application started, including:

1. Installing The Facebook Developer Application
2. Downloading The Facebook PHP Client Library
3. Creating Your Application
4. Hello Facebook! Example
5. FBML - Facebook Markup Language
6. Using the Facebook API

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PHP: Be Notified When Google Crawls Your Site

in PHP added by adzeds, on 3/6/2008 beginner tutorials crawl general google mysql php5

Have you ever wanted to know when Google crawls your website? Well now you can using a simple PHP script which emails you everytime GoogleBot crawls your site.

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17 PHP Practices That Should Be Banished Forever

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 6/8/2009 bad practise beginner tutorials general

The following is a list of 17 PHP programming practices that in my opinion should be banished into oblivion. Forever and ever. Amen.

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