This is step-by-step tutorial that will help you to build your first set of PHP pages quickly:
Quick start guide.
I tried out many php RAD programs (ranging from $39 to $2750 searching for the most beginner friendly yet powerful system to grow with. Having very little knowledge about what I was getting into, it was difficult to ask questions about these products without knowing the proper lingo and many of my inquiries were left completely unanswered-that is until I started my demo version of PHPRunner. From my very first inquiry to their support team till now (which has been easily over 100 posts to date) I have yet to ask for help on a particular piece of code that has taken longer than 24 hrs to respond.
PHPRunner has been incredibly useful for constructing several web mapping applications on the Community Mapping Network. We have used it extensively in the past two years on every web atlas built for our ENGO partners. Linking SQL2008 (or Access) to Mapguide Enterprise with php would not have been possible without PHPRunner taking on the bulk of the coding. Based on our experience I would (& have) recommend it to others working on similar web projects.