PHP is by far the most popular and easiest to use web programming language in the world. If your goal is to enter PHP programming and development as a novice beginner and start from the very basics, these books are reviewed the best by actual readers. Some of the books contain chapters dealing with MySQL, the most popular database system in the world that is usually combined with PHP to create websites or web applications.
Update: I have also hand picked a few PHP security books for people who develop web applications.
Web Developers / Designers’ Books:
- Best HTML Books
- Best CSS Books
- Best PHP Books
- Best MySQL Books
- Best Linux Books
- Best Apache Books (mod_rewrite Books)
- Best Web Hosting Books