Fresher Quesition & Answer

What’s PHP ?

The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. PHP is basically used for developing web based software applications.

What Is a Session?

A session is a logical object created by the PHP engine to allow you to preserve data across subsequent HTTP requests.
There is only one session object available to your PHP scripts at any time. Data saved to the session by a script can be retrieved by the same script or another script when requested from the same visitor.
Sessions are commonly used to store temporary data to allow multiple PHP pages to offer a complete functional transaction for the same visitor.

How can we know the number of days between two given dates using PHP?

Simple arithmetic:
$date1 = date(‘Y-m-d’);
$date2 = ‘2006-07-01’;
$days = (strtotime() – strtotime()) / (60 * 60 * 24);
echo “Number of days since ‘2006-07-01’: $days”;

What is the difference between $message and $$message?

Anwser 1:
$message is a simple variable whereas $$message is a reference variable. Example:
$user = ‘bob’
is equivalent to
$holder = ‘user’;
$$holder = ‘bob’;

Anwser 2:
They are both variables. But $message is a variable with a fixed name. $$message is a variable who’s name is stored in $message. For example, if $message contains “var”, $$message is the same as $var.

What Is a Persistent Cookie?

A persistent cookie is a cookie which is stored in a cookie file permanently on the browser’s computer. By default, cookies are created as temporary cookies which stored only in the browser’s memory. When the browser is closed, temporary cookies will be erased. You should decide when to use temporary cookies and when to use persistent cookies based on their differences:
*Temporary cookies can not be used for tracking long-term information.
*Persistent cookies can be used for tracking long-term information.
*Temporary cookies are safer because no programs other than the browser can access them.
*Persistent cookies are less secure because users can open cookie files see the cookie values.

Who is the father of PHP ?

Rasmus Lerdorf is known as the father of PHP.

In how many ways we can retrieve the data in the result set of MySQL using PHP?

We can do it by 4 Ways
1. mysql_fetch_row. , 2. mysql_fetch_array , 3. mysql_fetch_object 4. mysql_fetch_assoc

What is the difference between mysql_fetch_object and mysql_fetch_array?

mysql_fetch_object() is similar tomysql_fetch_array(), with one difference – an object is returned, instead of an array. Indirectly, that means that you can only access the data by the field names, and not by their
offsets (numbers are illegal property names).

What are the differences between Get and post methods.

There are some defference between GET and POST method
1. GET Method have some limit like only 2Kb data able to send for request
But in POST method unlimited data can we send
2. when we use GET method requested data show in url but
Not in POST method so POST method is good for send sensetive request

How can we create a database using PHP and MySQL?

We can create MySQL database with the use of
mysql_create_db(“Database Name”)

What are the differences between require and include?

Both include and require used to include a file but when included file not found
Include send Warning where as Require send Fatal Error .

What is use of header() function in php ?

The header() function sends a raw HTTP header to a client.We can use herder()
function for redirection of pages. It is important to notice that header() must
be called before any actual output is seen.

How can I execute a PHP script using command line?

Just run the PHP CLI (Command Line Interface) program and
provide the PHP script file name as the command line argument.

Suppose your Zend engine supports the mode Then how can u configure your PHP Zend engine to support mode ?

In php.ini file:
set short_open_tag=on to make PHP support

Shopping cart online validation i.e. how can we configure Paypal, etc.?

Nothing more we have to do only redirect to the payPal url after
submit all information needed by paypal like amount,adresss etc.

What is meant by nl2br()?

Inserts HTML line breaks (
) before all newlines in a string.

What is htaccess? Why do we use this and Where?

.htaccess files are configuration files of Apache Server which provide
a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file,
containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular
document directory, and the directives apply to that directory, and all
subdirectories thereof.

How we get IP address of client, previous reference page etc ?

Answers : 18 By using $_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’],$_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’] etc.

What are the reasons for selecting lamp (Linux, apache, MySQL,PHP) instead of combination of other software programs, servers and operating systems?

All of those are open source resource. Security of Linux is very very more than windows. Apache is a better server that IIS both in functionality and security. MySQL is world most popular open source database. PHP is more faster that asp or any other scripting language.

How can we encrypt and decrypt a data present in a MySQL table using MySQL?


How can we encrypt the username and password using PHP?

The functions in this section perform encryption and decryption, and compression and uncompression:

encryption decryption
ENCRYPT() Not available
MD5() Not available
OLD_PASSWORD() Not available
PASSWORD() Not available
SHA() or SHA1() Not available

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