Hello and welcome to @electrode web design tutorials hosted on jackobian.com. This is my second php post here,(i have not been encouraged by your responses to do more am so sorry). IMPORTANT NOTE : In this tutorial it is believed that you are already conversant with the basic usage of a computer system. In this tutorial it is believed that you already know the basics of Html (preferably css too) A simple basic tutorial about installing php i will state here but link to an external better tutorial i will give. Please try your best to make these lessons interactive this will encourage and inspire me and other developers that will be joining this train. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: XAMPP software (WAMP is good too) Your best IDE(NOtepad++) Your Favorite Browser (chrome,Firefox) Have YOU installed PHP? Before you can run php on your computer you need to install apache,php on your computer and if you want to deal with storing and retrieving data you will need to install sql too,YOu see installing these modules one by one is very tasky thing. thats why someone or some group of people have combined everything together into a single package one is XAMPP and WAMP,In this tutorial i will be using WAMP. START YOUR SERVERS: After installing WAMP successfully you need to start your severs(services) so as to make you php codes work in your browser. Search for WAMP icon on your desktop It may prompt you to allow Admin access Press Allow or yes or oui it wont provide you any GUI thats cool just goto your task bar your WAMP icon is waiting for you there. click on it and click on start all services click on localhost if it opens your browser and displays a WAMP page yaaaaay! IT WORKED!!!. HOW IT WORKS: Am going to use an example to explain this ,imagine you want to create a blog ,you have successfuly created a nice template and all, then you start to wonder how will i make posts everyday without the need to write new html pages ,code code code code haaaaaa, This is why i think PHP was introduced with php,with PHP you can put life into your static (dead) html pages by making them work themselves ,you can add posts,delete ,edit ,ban user,add user ,block comments and so on all by using php, php has alot of stuffs that i can only explain the 10 or more years projects with just a blog. (oops the lines are getting too long lets get don to business) CREATE A DATABASE FIRST: The reason why i love to create my databases first is becasue it tells you what you will do next n your php codes. To create a database: Open your browser navigate to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ click on databases and input you database name into the text box (am going to use school) After you have successfully created your database click on it at the left bar menu click on sql input this into the large text box db code Thats all you now have your tables and database set. OPEN YOUR NOTEPAD++ You need to create five files in c:/wamp/www/[site here] connect.php index.php mainpage.php reg.php connect.php: This is where you put all your database connection. http://pastebin.com/AEqGi3nG index.php:This is the page where Your users will login http://pastebin.com/zUAYq0Xx Register.php:Thiis is where your users will signup. http://pastebin.com/WFzS1JA4 mainpage.php: this is the page users will see when they login successfully welcome a user here Pheeeeww!!! In case you have any problems with this indicate below ill reply within few minutes or more. i could not post all the codes here due to site issues. so bear with me for this in case you find any problem with the codes too please indicate. and you can request for the ready made project files in a zipped folder by indicating too.