Tutorials Syndicated from PHP Freaks

Functions and Variable Scope

This tutorial covers the basics of writing and using your own functions as well as how variable scope works in PHP.
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Written by: Nathan Taylor (2002-08-10)

Automating news display with PHP scripts

This tutorial will teach you how to build a news script for your website, giving you a break from uploading files every time there's news.
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Written by: Skee (2002-08-08)

Configuring Your Development Server - Apache Virtual Hosts and Zoneedit.com

Learn how to setup your own Virtual Host domain with Apache Web Server and Zoneedit.com. You can even host your own website from home!
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-08-02)

Search Engine Friendly URLs with mod_rewrite

Learn how to get great ratings in search engines and make easier to handle URLs by utilizing Apache's mod_rewrite.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-07-30)

Logging Your Website With PHP Using a Flat File

Learn how to write your own Log Files using PHP. A great introduction for writing to files, using sessions and PHP Predefined Variables!
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-07-22)

Custom Error 404 Documents with PHP

Want to direct all of your Error 404 Not Found errors to your website index instead of displaying that plain and unlpleasant looking Error page? Read this tutorial and we'll show you exactly how!
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-07-21)

User-aware PHP scripts

Learn how to build user-aware PHP scripts that can remember your user's personal settings on your website. Also a good introduction to cookies!
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Written by: Skee (2002-07-18)

Open Source licensing for PHP scripts

When you write a PHP script and want to distribute it, it must still fall under some legal terms. The GNU GPL is the best method to get your work out into the world, and of course as open source software. We'll give you the info you need!
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Written by: Skee (2002-07-09)

Protecting PHP Scripts with HTTP Authorization

Protect your PHP Scripts using the most efficient method: HTTP Authorization, as implemented in PHP. Using this tutorial, you'll learn how easy it is.
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Written by: Skee (2002-07-07)

Installing Apache Web Server + PHP 4 on Linux

Need to setup a linux web server? This tutorial will show you how to install Apache 1.3.x series and PHP 4.x series. Prerequisites are to have MySQL already installed if you plan on using it.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-07-02)

Overriding the php.ini with no access!

Sometimes not having the power of a System Administrator can be a drag, especially if it's on the hosted server where your website lives. This tutorial will help show you how to set some of those php.ini values without going through your system admin.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-06-28)

Build an Online 5 Star Rating System!

Create a 5 out of 5 star rating system with this tutorial. Also a great excercise in using if else statements.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-05-25)

Theme Your Website Once and Forever!

Learn how to create a site-wide template for your php driven website. This allows you to "Theme" your website and save yourself alot of time.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-05-21)

Using If Else Statements

An introduction to using if else statements to determine which action to take in a specific condition.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-05-18)

Simple MySQL PHP Hit Counter

A very simple hit counter that tracks visits per site. Also a basic introduction to Session Management.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-05-18)

Alternating Row Colors With MySQL Results

Conquer those cool alternating row colors inside your tables with your MySQL results.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-05-18)

Function Based PHP

This tutorial will show you how to combine the effects of multiple scripts together into one single script using "Functions" which allow you to turn multiple scripts into Objects inside a single script.
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Written by: phpfreak (2002-05-18)