Database on website and PHP code


#1

Hi guys,

I’m fairly new with these website development and would like to ask how we can connect database data into our website and update database based on website input.

In addition, i saw in forum and understand that it seems we can custom code on PHP. If so how do I access into the source code and where should the PHP code goes etc.

Many thanks in advance!


#2

Hi klevinlim. Welcome to 000webhost! :smiley:

  1. You can access your website content through our File Manager. You can connect to it using a FTP client as well (host is files.000webhost.com)

  2. You can create a MySQL database by going to cPanel > Manage Databases > Create. Please note that you have no root privileges for your database on free plan.

  3. When you upload files, make sure you upload them to /public_html, in order to make them accessible via browser. Everything outside /public_html is private, and not shown to the browser (unless you create a script to do so).

  4. By default, each file named index.php or index.html is loaded first. So, if you would access http://your-website/, the page displayed would be http://your-website/index.php. If you access http://your-website/folder/, the page displayed would be http://your-website/folder/index.html, etc. If no index file is present, the content of the requested directory will be listed.

  5. You can use one of our free website builder to ease your work: cPanel > Website building > Zyro or Wordpress, at your choice :wink:

  6. Finally, you can get a lot of useful information from php.net, bitdegree.org/learn/, and BitDegree MySQL and PHP. We must not forget about http://stackoverflow.com, the greatest community of programmers on the internet. All of these offer great help which can guide you to create powerful websites and/or web applications.

I hope this helps :slight_smile: