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PHP and PostgreSQL
Find out how to use PHP with the *other* open-source database system.

| A Matter Of Choice |

There's something patently unfair going on here. For some reason, almost every PHP tutorial on the planet makes the implicit assumption that if you're using PHP with a database, that database is going to be MySQL.

Now, I have absolutely nothing against MySQL - I think it's a great product, and I use it fairly often in my development activities. However, it's not the only good open-source RDBMS out there - most developers have been playing with PostgreSQL for quite a while now, and quite a few of them would love to integrate their PostgreSQL backend with PHP. The only problem is, they have no idea where to start - the functions used to communicate with a PostgreSQL database are different from those used in a MySQL environment, and the documentation out there could do with some updating.

Well, it's time to bring some balance back to the universe. Which is why this article looks at PHP from the PostgreSQL developer's point of view, explaining how PHP can be used with the PostgreSQL database system. If you're a MySQL user, you probably don't need to know any of this; if you're a PostgreSQL fan, on the other hand, you can breathe a sigh of relief and flip the page.

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