mybird wrote:oh i s, thanks
so the main use of php is to use data base?
Server side languages are used to generate page content 'on-the-fly' for instance, if you wanted a unique page for every visitor on your page. PHP cannot do special effects with your page, that's the client side (because the client's browser will do the effects on the page). PHP merely sends the coding for it, it's whether or not the clients browser can display it is the question.