PHP Lesson 1 – Who are these lessons for?

Last updated on November 28th, 2023

What do I need to know before using these tutorials?

These lessons are for people who do not know ANY programming language. There is only one condition you need to meet – you should have at least a basic knowledge of HTML so that it makes sense for you to read these PHP lessons. If your knowledge of HTML is also zero then you should read the HTML tutorials for beginners first.

Why do I need HTML and PHP?

HTML is not a programming language. HTML is short for HyperText Markup Language and this is the basic language of the Web. PHP is the most popular programming language on the web, used on about 80% of all websites. So, to better understand the internet, you should have at least a basic knowledge of HTML and PHP.

A web page can be created using only HTML. However, it is much better if HTML is combined with CSS. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It’s kind of like an addition to HTML. When combined with HTML, CSS helps to improve the design of web pages. So from now on, when we talk about HTML, we will mean HTML and CSS.

What level do these PHP lessons cover?

These lessons only cover the basics of PHP. This means that you will only get a very basic knowledge of PHP. However, at the end of this course you will be able to write simple PHP scripts. If you want to know more about this language, visit the official PHP page:

How to use these PHP tutorials?

The lessons are written in very simple language. Very simple and easy to understand examples are given. It is recommended to follow the instructions step by step. After reading a lesson, it is recommended that you run the sample codes given in the tutorial. Type the code (or copy/paste the code) from the simple examples into your file, save it, and then change some values to see what other results you can get.