PHP program to fetch data from localhost server database using XAMPP
In this article, we will see how we can display the records by fetching them from the MySQL database using PHP.
XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache which allows a web application to be easily tested on a local web server. Here, we can manually create a relational database and store data in tabular form by going to this link. But to operate on localhost or for storing data first we have to start Apache and MySQL from the XAMPP control panel. Let, for example, the database name is server, the table name is user_info having column name as ID, First Name, Username and Password and we have to fetch the data stored there. So, below is the PHP program whose task is to fetch data.
Follow the steps to fetch data from the Database using PHP:
1. Create Database: Create a database using PHPMyAdmin, the database is named “geeksforgeeks” here. You can give any name to your database.
2. Create Table: Create a table named ‘user_info’. The table contains four fields:
- id – int(11) – primary key – auto increment
- first_name – varchar(100)
- last_name – varchar(100)
- gfg_username – varchar(100)
Your table structure should look like this:
Or you can create a table by copying and pasting the following code into the SQL panel of your PHPMyAdmin.
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `user_info` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `first_name` varchar(100) NOT NULL, `last_name` varchar(100) NOT NULL, `gfg_username` varchar(100) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (`id`) ) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1;
To do this from the SQL panel refer to the following screenshot:
Insert records: We will now insert some records into our table. Here we are inserting 4 records. You can add multiple records.
Copy and paste the following code into the SQL panel to insert records into the table.
INSERT INTO `user_info` (`first_name`, `last_name`, `gfg_username`) VALUES ('Rohit', 'Kumar', 'rohitk987'), ('Nisha', 'Jadhav', 'nishajadhav001'), ('Aayush', 'Joshi', 'geeky1aayush'), ('Shweta', 'Pawar', 'shwetap12gfg');
Creating folder and files:
We will now create our project folder named “GeeksforGeeks”. Create index.php and database.php files. Keep your main project folder (for example here.. GeeksforGeeks) in the “C://xampp/htdocs/”, if you are using XAMPP or “C://wamp64/www/” folder if you are using the WAMP server respectively. The folder structure should look like this:
database.php: Code for connection with the database.
index.php: Code for displaying the records.
ID First Name Last Name GFG Username 1 Rohit Kumar rohitk987 2 Nisha Jadhav nishajadhav001 3 Aayush Joshi geeky1aayush 4 Shweta Pawar shwetap12gfg