Tools and techniques for PHP with Linux



PHP is becoming an essential tool for all but the simplest websites. This month we examine PHP in the Linux environment.

PHP is at home on tiny guestbook sites that handle six visitors a week, and on high-end, high-performance websites with millions of visitors a day. This open-source programming language has a pleasantly smooth on-ramp for new programmers and small projects, but PHP also has the power, flexibility, and developer community to handle just about anything you can throw at it. This month’s cover story looks at the world of PHP.