Most people use PHP and MySQL together and there are several reasons to do so: It’s easy, fast and powerful! If you create a MySQL database result, the data is not formatted and looks ugly. The following functions or code examples will help you to create better looking MySQL database result pages.
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In a previous we explained how to use PHP to create a dynamic SELECT menu. The same way it’s possible to use PHP to create other form elements.
Create a radio group with PHP
Creating radio elements in some content management systems can result into writing a lot of code. Just in case your radio group with multiple options is getting a value from a database and/or a form. There need to be a check for every posted value for every option. This function will do all this work for you, just create two arrays, one for the values and labels and for the related html code. It’s up to the user if he uses 2 or more elements in one group. The function works with $_POST and $_GET data.
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Some days ago I got a very cheap VPS from VULTR with 125GB of SATA storage for only $5,- a month. A small VPS which is fast enough for my websites backups. While all my other VPS servers are installed with Serverpilot, this server was installed with only with Ubuntu 14.04. Because my backups are created by native Linux function like rsync (executed by some CRON jobs), there is no other software required. There is one bottom-line, this configuration doesn’t include any mail function. I used the following steps to configure Postfix & Mailgun for my little server. Continue reading Configure Postfix + Mailgun on a Cloud VPS
PHP has some great functions to handle files withing a specified directory. The following custom functions and code examples show how to use them is real cases. Continue reading PHP list files in directories