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With PHP you can enable the web server to interface with any other program. One of the most commonly used applications for interfacing with a web server is a database server. With a database connection to the web server, your site can search the data of the database system and thus offer dynamic content. There is a large list of database systems to choose from. In this chapter, you will download and start using one of the most common ones, MySQL, which is a relational database that utilizes the Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL is the most widespread set of instructions used to set up and query a database system.
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