Session data is stored in a super global associative array variable called $_SESSION. Sessions rely on cookies to store the reference to the session file, but values are stored on the web server instead of in the browser. This PHP with MySQL video reviews the benefits and drawbacks of using sessions, as well as provides a coding example of working with sessions and session data.
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Now that we understand how to work with cookies, we're ready to talk about how to …work with Sessions. Early on I told that you that there are …three main ways that we can get data from our users. …They can either type a URL or click a link, and that'll be a get request. …They can submit a form to us and that would be a post request. …Or we can pull values out of their browser cookies that are sent with every …request that they make. That's what we've been looking at how to …do recently. Well, there's actually a fourth one that …I didn't tell you about. We should mention here. …Which is sessions, and sessions are related to cookies, so they kind of go …together because they rely on cookies to do their work.…
A session is a file that's stored on the web server. …Not on the browser side, it's on the web server in the web server's file system. …And you can store a lot more information in this file, than you can in a browser cookie. …So when we want to save some information the process is, instead of sending it as …
- What is PHP?
- Installing and configuring PHP and MySQL
- Exploring data types
- Controlling code with logical expressions and loops
- Using PHP's built-in functions
- Writing custom functions
- Building dynamic webpages
- Working with forms and form data
- Using cookies and sessions to store data
- Connecting to MySQL with PHP
- Creating and editing database records
- Building a content management system
- Adding user authentication
Skill Level Beginner
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. PHP Overview
2. Mac Installation
3. Windows Installation
4. First Steps
5. Exploring Data Types
6. Control Structures: Logical Expressions
7. Control Structures: Loops
8. User-Defined Functions
10. Building Web Pages with PHP
11. Working with Forms and Form Data
12. Working with Cookies and Sessions
13. MySQL Basics
14. Using PHP to Access MySQL
15. Building a Content Management System (CMS)
16. Using Site Navigation to Choose Content
17. Application CRUD
18. Building the Public Area
19. Regulating Page Access
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