Originally posted on 2008-11-24
This is gonna be series of tutorials which will help you become a full-fledged webmaster or will surely get you started with this.
The Reasons behind this tutorial
I have a large amount of relatives, quite a big family. There is a cousin of mine known as Shivohm Gupta who wanted me to create a website for him similar to this one. But vow! I am not a freelancer, I do this for fun. After I used my right of refusal, he asked me to give instructions on how too do this on his own. Instructions on IM err…… So that’s what motivated to me to write this series.
I really don’t know how long will this be but I will surely compile this in a form of ebook later. I might create a audio version too. Remember, I might! lol
Originally posted on 29 Jul 2008
You see a site with same content, same design and same navigation, and opening in an .html extension. Well this is a static site.
On the other hand you see a site where everything seems to automatically done. These sites are dynamic and usually have and extension like .php, .asp, .jsp, etc. They look just like html pages but have several other features. Out of all the languages, php is the most sought after because it is light and has great functionality, and most important it is free. It can run on most kind of servers.
To make a site dynamic you need need a database along with your object oriented web developing language. For this, mysql is the best and is free too. Along with php, mysql is the most widely used database system.
Divyun.com is running wordpress which makes use of php and mysql. Php and mysql seriously rock and are the life of internet.
Biggest php rival
The biggest rival of php is asp and asp[dot]net. Though supported by microsoft they have multiple disadvantages:
1. They are slower than php.
2. The database used by them is ms-sql which is not free.
3. Not widely used.
So if you want to become a web developer, you should go for php and mysql.