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January 07, 2004

Oracle and PHP

According to this article at OTN Oracle are planning on shipping PHP with Oracle Application Server 10g. As someone who has developed applications using PL/SQL server pages (over five years ago now) I'm glad to see that the people from Redwood Shores have embraced fully fledged web technologies rather than trying to bend a database access language into a web presentation layer. I've already got PHP talking to Oracle on my laptop (via Apache) but having it available in the application server opens up lots of possibilities in Oracle centric sites - especially those running Oracle Applications.

Posted by Andy Todd at January 07, 2004 06:01 PM


I couldn't see any mention in the article of PHP being available in Oracle's application server - as far as I could see Oracle are effectively just blessing the current practice of using it with Apache.

Posted by: Hamish Lawson on January 7, 2004 07:07 PM

True Hamish, its mainly a blessing, but the part that interested me was;

"In upcoming releases of Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle plans to bump up this support further, including PHP on the release CDs and integrating it further with other Oracle products."

Its not something that Oracle do, shipping third party products with theirs. I'm hoping this is indicative of a shift to a more open, collaborative approach from them.

Posted by: Andy Todd on January 8, 2004 10:20 AM

I'm not too up on daily java developments anymore, but there is/was a proposal/effort to integrate PHP in with J2EE setups as well (from Sun I believe)... this might also be evidence of that(?)

If nothing else it's furthering the spread and adoptation of PHP, when I really wish Python was spreading like this...

Posted by: Todd G. on January 8, 2004 06:56 PM

i install oracle and php on my PC but i do not
know how to configration php to support oracle

please help

Posted by: fadi khaloof on November 2, 2004 08:43 PM