Titan Fusion

Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

Tag: PHP

  • Task list when setting up a new web server. [LAMP]

    This is my to-do list when preparing to deploy a new web server. Majority of the time I use Ubuntu as the operating system, though I have used Fedora and CentOS in the pass. I also manage RedHat Enterprise Linux servers at work. These tasks are mainly for a web server. Setting up just a […]

  • How to use array element references inside query strings? [PHP]

    Using braces “{ }”, i.e. curly parentheses, will make your life very easy. The braces will allow you to use complex variable expressions inside strings. This is called complex (curly) syntax. In other words you are encapsulating your variable call structure so it is parsed by PHP before continuing with the string. If you are working with an array or nested arrays and you want to insert the array element values into a database, or use within a sting, you will have to define new dedicated variables, to which you will assign the value of the array element. Or you will have to utilize addition string concatenation. Both ways make your code longer and harder to read.

  • How to automatically redirect between HTTP and HTTPS [PHP]

    Using HTTPS allows for secure and encrypted communication between your web site and the visitor’s browser. Sometimes the transition doesn’t happen automatically so we need to enforce that secure communication between the server and the client, e.g. when using a shopping cart. One way to automatically switch from HTTP to HTTPS, using php, is a quick check of the HTTP indice in the $_SERVER array.