Together, PHP and MySQL form the most widely used open source database and scripting technologies on the Web today. As a budding Web developer, you need to learn and master PHP and MySQL. Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL is a hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional database-driven Web site using PHP and MySQL.
This book covers everything from installing PHP and MySQL under Windows or Linux, to building a live Web-based content management system. It also covers more advanced topics such as the storage of binary data in MySQL, and cookies and sessions in PHP, and comes complete with a set of PHP and MySQL reference tables that include PHP and MySQL syntax, functions, column types, and more.
This book not only provides easy access to all the code samples demonstrated, but, more importantly, it leaves you with the confidence and know-how to adapt the principles and techniques to your own Web design projects. -- sitepoint.com