Introducing PHPMaster!

PHPMaster is dedicated to bring the highest quality of PHP tutorials from some of the web’s best developers. We will also be covering community news and events, so make sure to check it out and get involved.

Meet the Editor


It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Timothy Boronczyk. From his hometown of Syracuse, NY, Timothy has been working with the web since 1998. Since then he’s earned a degree in Software Application Programming and in addition, is also a Zend Certified Engineer as well as published author. In his spare time, Timothy enjoys photography, hanging out with friends and sleeping with his feet off the end of the bed.

PHPMaster so far…



Migrate from the MySQL Extension to PDO

This overview shows you the basic methods you’ll need to know to begin migrating your PHP code from using the older MySQL extension to the PDO database abstraction extension, and offers some practical advice so your migration will be as quick and painless as possible.

By Timothy Boronczyk


Monitoring File Integrity

How would you know if something is modified or deleted from your website, either maliciously or unintentionally? This tutorial teaches you how to create a profile of your site’s file structure with hashes which then can be used to monitor the site’s integrity.

By Martin Psinas


 Zero to Cloud: Setting up an EC2 Sandbox

This is the first in a three part series focusing on setting up a development sandbox in the cloud. In this installment, we’ll learn what steps required to set up an EC2 account with Amazon Web Services.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Coming Soon!

By John Degner


Why You Should Use Bcrypt to Hash Stored Passwords

Most developers agree that obfuscating stored passwords is a mandatory security feature for any website, but unfortunately the practices we use are falling behind. Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to change your password hashing strategy to use Bcrypt, an easy-to-use, secure and future-proof hashing option.

By Callum Hopkins


Variables in PHP

Variables are one of the key features that distinguish a programming language like PHP from markup languages such as HTML. They allow you to write code to handle input values. Read this post about variables and learn how to declare them, assign values to them, and output their values.

By Iain Tench


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