So, I am at a dead end job at the moment and have been applying to web design jobs only to realize...what do I not know php after all of these years?! And, so, now I believe it is a good time to start.

I was considering paying the $20/month at, but I'm wondering if there are better ways to learn php? What resources do you recommend for a beginner like me, who has absolutely no experience? Also, how long does it take to learn php?

Thanks for the help!