PHP is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Its syntax draws upon C, Java, and Perl, and is easy to learn. PHP runs on many different platforms and can be used as a standalone executable or as a module under a variety of Web servers. It has excellent support for databases, XML, LDAP, IMAP, Java, various Internet protocols, and general data manipulation, and is extensible via its powerful API. It is actively developed and supported by a talented and energetic international team. Numerous Open Source and commercial PHP-based application packages are available.
PEAR Session Handler stores PHP4 session information in a database so that it is not only faster to retrieve, but it can (generally) handle a much greater load, and is able to be safely shared between machines without significant performance penalty. By default, the PHP session handler uses text files to store session information. While this is fine for smaller sites, it does not scale well and a more robust approach is required for larger sites. Unlike database-specific alternatives, pearsession supports all PEAR databases including Interbase, Informix, mSQL, MySQL, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, and others via ODBC.
Boxx News Pro is a PHP/MySQL-based application that allows you to update the news on your Web site from anywhere in the world. It has a secure login and can support multiple admins with a variety of access levels. It allows you to change all settings online and is very easy to install.
HTML_ToPDF takes the hassle out of generating a PDF file from a Web page. It will convert any HTML document into a format that will look the same on any platform and printer. It includes support for converting images, using the stylesheets to customize the look of the PDF file, and error handling.