Set Same Time Zone in PHP & MySQL

Time Zones are important if you’re creating a social app which will include chat, social network and others which is interacted with the society. There are many time zones and you have to choose one to set in your server. I would totally recommend using UTC instead of your time zone in server. Web Server and Database server are different and they each have their own configuration. This includes the…

Create a Search Engine In PHP, MySQL | Part 3

This is the Part 3 of “How To Create A Search Engine In PHP”. In this part, We make additional adjustments and make the search engine more awesome and cool. DownloadDemo Bot Page Our crawler leaves a mark on every pages it visit. In other words a custom User Agent String goes with each requests to web pages. In the previous part, we set the user agent string as :…

Create a Search Engine In PHP, MySQL | Part 2

This is the Part 2 of “How To Create A Search Engine In PHP”. In this part, We’ll add code to files that are being displayed to the users. We make the database and the table in this part. DownloadDemo index.php The main page of our Web Search is index.php. It has a simple design and is not very advanced as Yahoo or something else. <?include("inc/functions.php");?> <html> <head> <?head("", array("index"));?>…

Create A Search Engine In PHP, MySQL | Part 1

When we all search on the web using Google, Yahoo or Bing, we are curious about how it works and how it gets all the information on the web. When us programmers started coding, we all wanted to create a search engine. I too attempted to create a search engine and I ultimately failed (3 years back). But now, I improved my coding skills, improved my knowledge and ideas. So,…

Group Chat In PHP With Users’ Typing Status

I wrote a post on creating Group Chat in PHP. A comment was posted by Ravi asking if it was possible to include user’s typing status. It was a fascinating and a good idea to add user’s typing status. So, I worked on the code and knew it was possible. I’m going to tell you how to implement the display of users’ typing status on the Group Chat I created…

Create A Trending Box In PHP With MySQL & HTML

Trending boxes can be seen is social networks. Facebook, Twitter, Google + have it. Why not create one of your own. You can create your own using HTML and add styling by CSS. We will use PHP for updating most searched queries in MySQL database. Demo How the trending box looks like : Trending Box We need a table for storing the search queries. For this we are going to…