The PHP Developer's Cookbook is a task-based reference designed to give developers easy-to-follow solutions to common problems that they might encounter when using PHP in Web site development. Each solution provides complete code listings along with an in-depth explanation of how and why a particular solution was used. PHP is an open source, server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language used to create dynamically generated Web pages. With an easy-to-use syntax and a large, extensible library of modules, PHP makes it fast and easy to create powerful data-driven Web sites for e-commerce, community portals, and other Web-based applications. The PHP Developer's Cookbook provides the experienced developer with complete solutions to specific needs they are likely to have while using PHP.