I think I've gotten fairly good with PHP and MySQL now, so I need a little help on a few other big issues.
What document heriarchy is the most scalable? Have a new folder with an index.php such as below:
Also, if I use this, how would I do a CMS-type program? I can't use GET variables, because that ruins crawlability. Also, if this were mostly automated, how would I link to includes?
I develop on my local machine mostly, so I cannot use absolute URLs for everything. How can I link to all the external scripts with documents all over the place?
Smarty... Heard about it, but isn't it nothing more than simplified
<?php echo $title?>
Im sure there are plenty of Scalability problems I missed, but I will have to get to those later. The main thing I want is to be able to support and update an entire site (large one) quickly and easily. Not to mention add onto it. Like, having a gallery, and then in the gallery adding on member pages and member galleries that are like deviantart-ish (hypothetical).
Big companies like Microsoft and Adobe can't keep their applications away from Warez, but Cpanel and WHMCS can? What are they doing to stop their programs from being cracked? I know you can actively send out notices to people's hosts like VBulletin, but everything else is pretty much reversable, right?
Everyone is so happy about OOP, but does it really help at all?
$box = new box();
echo $this->box->color; #not sure if this is right.
Seems the same as a boring old function to me.
I'll come back to this tomorrow if I remember anything... Feel free to offer up information.
Signatures are nothing but incriminating.