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PHP, MySQL Fundamentals - Backend Web Development for Beginners

Beginners guide on how to commence coding the backend of a website. How to make a website dynamic and functional with PHP.

Created by Uche Joe

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PHP, MySQL Fundamentals - Backend Web Development for Beginners

What you will learn and gain

You will learn how to How to make a website dynamic and functional with PHP programming language.

What our students are saying

PHP is a popular programming language mostly used for coding the backend of a website. Over 80% of websites across the world are powered by PHP.

Some popular website coded with PHP include; Facebook,, Wikipedia, Slack, Etsy, Cloudflare, Tesla etc.

If you would like to learn backend or full stack web development, PHP is a great choice.

The nature of our training
Our training is online. We have hundreds of tutorial videos on different web development programming languages uploaded in our website.

Once you pay and register you will have lifetime access to the course.
All our paid tutorial videos are downloadable. You can log in anytime and download the tutorial and learn with it.

You also have access to the mentorship of the Admin. You can reach him via WhatsApp on +2348037747461 any time you need his assistance.

This course is designed to be a one month course but it allows you to study at your own pace. So, if you're a busy person, you can still cope.

You can combine the course with other engagements. If you're combining the course with other engagements, however, you might not complete it in one month but you will surely complete it eventually.

We encourage our students to dream big and use the skill to power their vision. Most world's richest are programmers. They're rich because they use their skill to power their vision.

We motivate our students to build applications for themselves as they're learning, by organizing coding and presentation competition among them, once in a while.

If you love to learn how to code professionally, this is a great opportunity for you. We try our best to simplify the courses for easy understanding.

Even if you know nothing about programming or web development, you will surely find the tutorial very easy.


You need basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

You also need a Personal computer (laptop or desktop) and knowledge of how to use computer keyboard and mouse.

Who this course is for:

The course is for all; both young and old. It is highly recommended for people between the ages of 10years and 60years. Coding is for all. It is mostly for those who would like to go into full-stack or back-end web development.

ICT skills are gaining relevance by the day and you cannot afford to lose out.

Course Content


Introduction to PHP

Applications to download

Creating required folders

First PHP Script

First PHP Script



Global & Local Variables



Escape Characters

Escape Characters



Operators in PHP

Assignment Operators

Arithmetic Operators

Operator precedence

Comparison Operator

Conditional Statement

If Else statement

Elseif statement

Data types

Data types


String functions

Int function & casting

Functions (two arguments)

Functions (Return three arguments)



Switch Statement

Switch Statement


While Loop

Do while Loop

For Loop

Foreach Loop


Arrays Introduction

Indexed arrays

Associative Arrays

Associative Arrays, for each loop

Multidimensional Arrays


Sort Numbers Array

Sort Numbers and strings both in ascending and descending order

Sort Associative Array

Super Globals

Super Globals Intro




Form Validation

Form Validation

Form Validation, building the form

Email Validation

Website Validation

Required sign

Date function

Date function

Time functions

Time format

Time stamp


Include and Require

Include and Require

File in PHP

Read file

File Upload







Database Management

Create Database

Connect to Database

Create table

Insert to database - proceedural

Insert to database - Prepared statement

Select and display data from the database

Select and display data by clicking a button

Select and display data

Select some columns

Select, where clause

Stop double registration

Display all

Update table - proceedural

Update table - Prepared Statement

Delete from table

Order By

Limit & Offset

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Heroic Universal Concept All About?

Heroic Universal Concept International is an ICT firm and a vision-driven movement aimed at harnessing the ingenuity of young people with the use of motivational and ICT tools, thereby helping them achieve their ultimate goal.

We offer ICT services and champion talent development programmes for young people.

Is your training online or physical?

Our training is online. We have hundreds of downloadable tutorial videos on different ICT courses hosted in our website.

As soon as you pay and register, you will be given access to the tutorial videos. You can download them and commence training, offline.

While you're learning, I will be guiding you from here whenever you need my assistance.

Where is your location?

We're based in Lagos but our training is online. So, you can access our courses from anywhere you are while we will be coaching you from here.

Do you have a physical class?

No, we don't.

Our training is 100% online.

What is your mode of teaching?

We teach with tutorial videos.

We have hundreds of downloadable tutorial videos on various ICT courses in our website.

You will have access to download them and learn with them as soon as you register for your desired course.

We made all the tutorials downloadable to help you save data and be free from challenges of poor internet connection.

Do you have online community where your students converge to exchange ideas?

We have Heroic Students WhatsApp group where our students converge and exchange ideas.

Information about Heroic Academy and other Heroic innovations are discussed in the group.

Do you mentor your students?

Sure, I do absolutely!

I'm always available Whenever my students need my attention.

I supervise their projects and tackle their challenges.

Can ICT courses be learnt online effectively?

Of course! The more convenient way to learn ICT skills these days is online.

There are some courses you may never have the opportunity of learning if you're waiting for opportunity to learn them physically.

Professionals are fast moving online. Very few of them will still have time to teach physically.

Programming is one of those skills you can easily learn online.

All you need is a good and experienced coach, and I'm here to help.

Is programming difficult?

It depends on who is coaching you and the time you dedicate to learning it.

If you're being coached by a very experienced and gifted coach, if you give it enough time, programming will be fun for you.

However, if you're struggling to learn by yourself or you're being coached by an inexperienced coach, you will find programming difficult.

Can I learn coding with my phone?

Yes, you can start learning with your phone if you don't have a laptop. Just buy a phone external keyboard, I will direct you on how to use it to start programming.

How do you mentor your students?

I mentor my students by; answering their questions and helping them solve some problems whenever they call my attention.

If my student need my attention, I usually ask them to send me a screenshot of the issue or a zip file of their work to enable me analyse their job and debug the error.

I usually make a new video to point out their errors if the situation is complex.

How can you convince me that you're genuine?

Chat me on Whatsapp via +2348037747461 and express your concern.

I will try my best to clear all your doubt.

I'm not used to online training, I'm afraid it won't work for me.

Online training is great when a gifted teacher is handling it. Look for a gifted teacher.

You will be missing opportunity to acquire great skills if you ignore online training.

Some skills are not common. Online training make them accessible.

If you have tried online training before and it didn't work for you, try again, this time, concentrate on getting a good teacher.

I tried my best to simply my lectures. You can chat me to see my students testimonials. They're testifying that I made my courses very simple.

Don't you think that poor internet connection can disrupt online training?

I made all my tutorials downloadable to win against poor internet connection.

You can download all your tutorials when the internet connection is ok and learn offline without worrying about network fluctuations.

What if I insist on one-on-one training. What's your advice?

Online training would have made learning a lot easier for you but if you insist on physical training, you have to take the pain of looking for someone or centers where the skills are taught.

The centers might not be close to you, so be ready to spent heavily on transportation.

I wrote an article where I compared online and physical training. You can chat me on Whatsapp to request for it.

I'm interested, how do I get started?

Go ahead and order for the course. If you need assistance, chat me on Whatsapp via +2348037747461.

Will I get certificate after the training?

Of course. Our organization is registered. We give our students certificate on completion.

I'm interested in the courses but I don't have money

If you can't afford the expensive courses, there are some cheap courses you can start from.

Just pay for the ones you can afford and get started instead of waiting.

You will gradually raise money to pay for the rest.

Are all your tutorial videos downloadable?

All the tutorials the Admin of this platform, Uche Joe created by himself are downloadable but the tutorials created by other expert partners created might not be downloadable.

However, you will surely enjoy the learning process.

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