PHP: PHP Hypertext Power

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I’ve spent the last two days learning a smattering of PHP in my spare time. I’m trying to create a more secure login system for my website, and PHP seemed like the way to go. Since it is (nearly?) impossible for visitors to view the source of a PHP script in a browser, it’s much more secure than the client-side solution I use now. Just use a PHP array to store the data and loop through it searching for POSTed input. It’s now functioning as a lookup tool for names in the login database (all I’ve gotten to so far is the name processing), but given the amount of time it took to write that, I should have myself an original login script that’s perfectly tailored to my needs within a week or two. Then comes converting the entire site to PHP so I can use some of its other virtues… More on that coming later in the month.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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