PHP is an open source language that is used while designing a website. But to manage a website there is also the need of database. PHP based website can be easily handled when using with SQL Server. PHP and SQL Server together makes a best combination for designing and handling the website. The There are different versions of SQL Server There are different versions of SQL Server and PHP is compatible with all. So, if you have any version of server and wish to connect it with the PHP, then you can easily go farther. This combination not only works on window operating system, but also in Linux with same functionality. The sql server is also supporting all the versions of PHP and so it does not matter which version of sql or php you are using. The result in the entire situation will be same except some syntax might get changed. The different methods of sql can be used in php like the procedure and cursor. Thus, the methods that are defined in both are also compatible once the drivers have been installed.
To make the effective use of PHP and SQL Server it is advisable to create the website first. Then, the next step is to deal with the SQL Server where you have to enter the URL and create a new database. Once the database is created the SQL driver for PHP allows accessing the data that is stored in the database. Once all the drivers are installed, website and database are created the next important thing to retrieve the data of the database is to create the connection with the server. TO connect PHP and Server the PHP services are used. This service will take the data from PHP to server and also retrieve the data from Server to the PHP for further manipulations.