Learn PHP & MySQL Web Development

PHP is the most popular language on the Internet, powering billions of web pages across an estimated 75 million websites. It has been in continuous development for over 20 years, and you may be surprised to hear that the largest website in the world, Facebook, runs on PHP (that's right - Facebook uses PHP!).

If you're reading this page, chances are you're interested in learning how to be a developer. At the very least, you're interested in learning how to edit PHP files so you don't have to hire freelancers to make simple changes to your dynamic website. Wouldn't it be nice if you could learn the foundations of PHP to build your confidence and make adjustments to your website on your own?

Everyone starts out with the basics. With vcSlate, it doesn't matter if you're currently having difficulty reading or editing PHP code, or even straight HTML code. With our training course, you will learn what it takes to develop websites from the ground up, starting with FTP and moving through HTML5, CSS3 and then PHP & MySQL. If you already know web design and want to skip straight to PHP, there are zero barriers - you can learn at your own pace in any order you wish. Even if you know HTML and CSS already, our training will likely teach you a thing or two you don't yet realize you don't know!

Once you learn PHP, you will be free from having to pay other developers to fix every small issue your website has. You may even decide to become a full time web developer yourself, the market is lucrative and the average salary in the United States is over $62k according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not to mention the employment of web developer is expected to grow 20% by 2022, and with the number of internet users increasing every single day there is no shortage of demand for people with PHP skills.

Below is a short list of what you can expect to learn:

  • Introduction to PHP and the syntax
  • Setting variables to strings
  • Displaying variable values
  • Including and Requiring files
  • Redirecting to another web page
  • Conditional statements like If, ElseIf, Else and Switch
  • Loops including Do/While, For and ForEach
  • Utilizing Arrays
  • How to process forms
  • Connecting into a MySQL database
  • Create tables and perform inserts, update, and deletes
  • Retrieve data from a MySQL database

If you are curious about how websites work, vcSlate is the fully integrated web development training course you have been looking for. By "fully integrated" we mean you get a Cloud web hosting account as part of the training, which you can use to make just about any website you want. Write test scripts, learn by trial and error, install a content management system like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, the possibilities are endless!


Start creating, editing and maintaining PHP websites yourself

Stop paying exorbitant fees to PHP developers to make small tweaks to your website - you could be doing the programming to resolve these issues and keeping your money in your pocket. As you learn PHP and make small tweaks to your website, you will build confidence and likely start to write entirely new code. You can make all of those website features that you have been wishing for, become a reality.

vcSlate makes learning PHP easy, and you can learn from the ground up - we do not presume you have any knowledge about websites at all. Our training will teach you FTP, HTML, CSS and PHP - plus you don't need a separate web hosting account because our proprietary platform integrates one in.

We have created vcSlate so that everything is fully integrated, from start to finish. You will have a Cloud hosting account set up, which you can use for your website. The step by step training will give you your username and password for FTP, it will show you how to connect in, how to upload files, and you'll have your website up in no time! Even if you mess up, you can wipe and reset your account to its original state with the click of a button - it doesn't get any easier than that.

In addition to PHP, you will learn:
The basics of FTP, managing files and using FTP software
7-Zip for extracting files
cPanel
HTML5 and Forms
CSS3
Databases
WordPress, Drupal and Joomla!

If you are still manually updating menu links across 10 or more pages on your website because you're using static HTML files, you owe it to yourself to learn PHP. With PHP, it's possible to make the change in a single file and dynamically display those links on every single page. Dynamic websites built on PHP are easier to maintain and infinitely more powerful than HTML pages.

Starting right now you can start learning PHP. Our instant activation means you'll be up and running in just a couple minutes, no hassles and no hoops to jump through.


Cloud Hosting Included!

Learn PHP & MySQL on our Integrated Platform:
cPanel & AWStats
Cloud Hosted Subdomain
RAID-10 SSD Storage
Apache 2.4
PHP 5.5
MySQL 5.5
Nightly Offsite Backups
US & European Datacenters


Plus learn HTML5 and CSS3