Here are the tools and resources we recommend for all PHP programmers. Please feel free to suggest us your link to an interesting and/or useful PHP resource.
PHP Web Hosting
If PHP programming language is the name of your game, a PHP host is the way to go for you. As it's shared web hosting you'll be able to get your hands on it at a low price. Simply read reviews and pick the hosting provider you feel the most suitable for you.
A web based graphical interface for managing a database. If you are unfamiliar with using MySQL from the command line, I suggest installing phpMyAdmin. Anyone new to relational database systems and contemplating using MySQL should start by installing this application. Highly recommended. Free, Open source.
PHP Plotting and Graphing Support
PHPlot is an open source PHP based graphing and plotting package. It is a graph plotting library written entirely in PHP, so it installs easily by copying the package file to your server and including the package. Free, Open source.
PHP Live Chat
Join us at PHP Chat to get fast, live help for your PHP and MySQL questions
Plupload (multiple file upload utility)
Plupload a highly usable file upload handler for your web applications. Plupload support jQuery upload queue widget and core API, that allows to integrate it to your own custom applications.
getID3 (extract nformation from multimedia files)
getID3() is a PHP script that allows to easily extracts information from MP3, AVI, WAV, MPEG, ZIP, RAR and many other file formats.
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming.