Dev: PHP and MySQL

PHP and MySQL have been around a long time and form a very stable codebase. Not only are there many open-source widgets, plugins and tools available for this platform combination, it’s also Windows/Linux agnostic – which means it can save on licensing and overally reduce your infrastructure costs.

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. The PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group. PHP stands for the recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). A relational database organizes data into one or more data tables in which data types may be related to each other; these relations help structure the data. SQL is a language programmers use to create, modify and extract data from the relational database, as well as control user access to the database. In addition to relational databases and SQL, an RDBMS like MySQL works with an operating system to implement a relational database in a computer’s storage system, manages users, allows for network access and facilitates testing database integrity and creation of backups.

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