PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja is a practical hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles and techniques needed to build a fully-functional database-driven web site using PHP & MySQL.
This book covers everything from installing PHP & MySQL under Windows, Linux, and Mac through to building a live web-based content management system.
While this is essentially a beginner’s book, it also covers more advanced topics such as the storage of binary data in MySQL, and cookies and sessions in PHP. It comes complete with a set of handy reference guides for PHP & MySQL that include:
MysQL column types
PHP functions for working with MySQL