PHP 7 in easy steps will teach you to code server-side scripts, and demonstrates every aspect of the language you will need to produce professional web programming results. Its examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing PHP language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, functions, and classes. PHP 7 in easy steps begins by explaining how to install a free web server and the PHP interpreter to create an environment in which you can produce your very own data-driven server-side web pages. You will learn how to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. Examples illustrate how to store and retrieve Session Data, how to provide a Message Board, and how to access Web Services APIs over HTTP. PHP 7 in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to: anyone who wants to begin producing data-driven web pages; web developers wanting to add server-side interaction to their web sites; the programmer who quickly wants to add PHP to their skills set; the hobbyist who wants to begin creating scripts for upload to their own ISP; the student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of server-side programming with PHP. Using examples with free downloadable source code throughout, this guide will help you get started straightaway – for smart learning!