Hi all, how's it going? I'm brand, spanking new to programming and plan on teaching myself. I'm very excited to be a part of this community as I know that it will be where I learn and grow with this wonderful thing.
When I join any forum, I usually beat around the bush (reading or researching on the forum) so I don't annoy anyone with my being so new. Unfortunately time is of the essence here and I really need some simple questions answered, so I'll ask right away.
I've decided to develop a website. On this website, I want to have a member login/register link.
You know, it's actually easier, I think, if I just describe the actions I take on a site where I'm a member.
I am a member of a particular site. When I registered, the script or programming automatically made me a member and created a "subdomain" of that site with my name. For example, www.sitea.com
to reuben.sitea.com. And at their other site, it was www.siteb.com/reuben
. I registered at both sites BTW.
At any rate, obviously it was the scripting or programming that did all of this "work" behind the scenes. And just like the "p2pwrox.com" forum, at this "sitea or siteb," I am the only MEMBER that can see and manipulate my own account profile and details.
Now while I am in my "back office" of sitea or siteb, I can navigate the links and change/save any of my account details which is pretty much standard of most sites of this nature.
If I introduced someone to this "sitea" or "siteb" via my subdomains or links (reuben.sitea.com or www.siteb.com/reuben
), and he or she registers for the site through my sub or link, he or she is also given the same subdomain and link with their name.
When I'm logged in to sitea or siteb, I can see the new person in my "geneology" as my "downline," and again, I know that some programming of some sort was responsible for plugging that information.
With all of that said, here are my questions:
Right now I'm just blindly reading EVERYTHING and I think it's a waste of time.
Can someone give me a short breakdown of why you'd use one over the other?
Do they all have similar functions and developers just prefer one over the other? Is it a matter of preference? Do they all have different functions?
Oh, BTW, sitea and siteb have a URL with the extention of .php. I know that this doesn't mean that they used PHP only. At least I don't think that's what it mean...
Hey, take care all and thanks in advance for your help. Didn't mean to post something so long...
Reuben aka L-Man
Programming? I'm getting goosebumps already...