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    I know this may sound like a dumb question. What is the difference between PHP, Mysql, and Microsoft Access. In other words can they be used to accomplish the same objectives? Thanks for any responses.
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    Mysql and Access are databases. You store information in them. Access is also a development environment, so you can write a standalone application in Access.

    PHP is a web scripting language. It can access data in other databases, such as mysql and access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samwilson88
    I know this may sound like a dumb question. What is the difference between PHP, Mysql, and Microsoft Access. In other words can they be used to accomplish the same objectives? Thanks for any responses.
    Though I haven't used PHP in a while, MySQL and PHP make a good combination for most anything you want. I use asp.net right now. Stay away from access except to prototype and use for development. It is terrible to use in production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyWebAffiliate
    Though I haven't used PHP in a while, MySQL and PHP make a good combination for most anything you want. I use asp.net right now. Stay away from access except to prototype and use for development. It is terrible to use in production.
    Some people integrate Access databases within their web site, would you recommend MySQL instead?
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    if you are using PHP, I would highly recommend MySQL. PHP comes with default support for it, and there are many friendly communities based around this combination. Also, most PHP scripts that I know of run with MySQL. Anything else and you're very limited in your options.

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    PHP and MySQL are also a lot cheaper (sometimes free) because they are open source languages. Anything with asp.net or access and you have to pay Microsoft...
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