PHP is the most widely used server language on the web. This course will help you get started with the language in no time. We will cover installing a web server, PHP, and the MySQL database server. Then we will process form data and later store everything in a MySQL database. We will take special care about common security-related pitfalls and will avoid common attacks. Finally, we will develop a small sample application which also features authentication and authorization. This course does not provide a complete introduction into the language syntax, so knowledge of any programming language is beneficial but you will be able to pick up the rest!