PHP Make a shoutbox without using MYSQL Tutorial

Make a shoutbox (mini forum) without using complex MYSQL databases.

PHP Create a Shoutbox using MySQL

     

Make a shoutbox (mini forum) using MYSQL database. Now to make your very own PHP shoutbox, which , first of all we need to create a .html file which has a form for accepting user name and message with a submit button, another .php file will connect to the database and insert the values into the proper table, simultaneously it will fetch last five records from the table and will display. But before that we need to create a table which will store the name of the user and the message along with the time. 

To create the table, first of all open the MySQL console or phpMyAdmin, then open any database, (to display the list of databases type show databases;) . type use database-name; after specifying any valid database name, MySQL will activate the database, now to create the table for storing all the details of user name, messages etc. type the following code:

CREATE TABLE ShoutBox (
`user-id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`user-name` text NOT NULL,
`message` longtext NOT NULL,
`time` text NOT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY  (`user-id`)
) engine="innodb";

After successfully creation of the table write the following code:

shoutBox.html

<html>

<head>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">

<title>My ShoutBox</title>

</head>

<body>

<form action="shoutBox.php" method="post" >

Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

<input type="text" name="name" size=30 maxlength='100'></input><br/>

Message:

<input type="text" name="message" size=30 maxlength='100'></input><br/>

<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit"></input>

</form>

</body>

</html>

shoutBox.php

<?php

mysql_connect("localhost","root","");

mysql_select_db("roseindia");

$name=$_POST['name'];

$message=$_POST['message'];

$time=date("h:ia d/j/y");

$result=MYSQL_QUERY("INSERT INTO shoutbox (id,name,message,time)".

"VALUES ('NULL','$name', '$message','$time')");

$result = mysql_query("select * from shoutbox order by id desc limit 5");

while($r=mysql_fetch_array($result))

{

$time=$r["time"];

$id=$r["id"];

$message=$r["message"];

$name=$r["name"];

echo $name."<br/>".$message."<br/>".$time."<br/>";

}

?>

Output:

 

After clicking 5 times submit button or refresh ( f5 ) button, the output will be as follows:

rosindia
this is new text
11:07am 11/11/09
rosindia
this is new text
11:03am 11/11/09
rosindia
this is new text
11:03am 11/11/09
rosindia
this is new text
11:03am 11/11/09
rosindia
this is new text
11:03am 11/11/09