There will be no updates after 31-Dec-2007 for PHP 4 version. According to the PHP development team ~ support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only You can easily upgrade to PHP 5 but please keep it mind that – few old php scripts may not work. Following application does […]


I’ve received couple of request about running Lighttpd web server under FreeBSD: How do I install Lighttpd web server under FreeBSD along with MySQL 5 and PHP5? lighttpd a secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server which has been optimized for high-performance environments. It has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and […]


Adarsh asks: Can someone steal my PHP code or program without hacking my Linux box? Can someone snoop script over plain HTTP session? Short answer is no. PHP is server side thingy. However a misconfigured webserver can easily give out php file to all end users. You need to make sure that mod_php / mod_fastcgi […]


There is a nice and open source program called Website Payments Pro 4 Paypal. From the project page: It is an object-oriented PHP5 framework engineered to integrate easily with the Website Payments Pro API from Paypal. Complete the DoDirectPayment, SetExpressCheckout, GetExpressCheckoutDetails and DoExpressCheckoutPayment operations in just 3 lines or less. Version 0.2.0 has been released. […]


This tutorial is intended to give a very basic introduction to using the Zend Framework to write a very basic database driven application. Zend Framework is a new open source effort aimed at producing a high-quality framework for developing modern, robust, secure web applications and web services in PHP 5. This tutorial is constantly updated […]


PHP is a very fast programming language, but there is more to optimizing PHP than just speed of code execution. You need to tweak Apache, PHP and other things. Here are some good articles about php (read as PHP tips) performance optimization. => How to install and configure Alternative PHP Cache – The Alternative PHP […]


PHP has mail() function to send an email to users. However this mail() will not work: => If sendmail (or compatible binary) is not installed => If Apache Web server / Lighttpd running in chrooted jail => And your smtp server needs an authentication before sending an email => Or you just need to send […]