It is, yes. I taught myself PHP (and how to use MySQL), having experimented in the past with SHTML, SSI, C++ and Perl, and used it to create my own CMS software. Before, everything was edited by hand in individual text files, copying and pasting image and video filenames, working out durations and filesizes. Now it's mostly point and click. The only time I hand-edit the config files is when creating a new page or making minor edits seen right at the beginning.
It makes life a little easier, but as the code is a few years old now and really quite badly written (I'm no expert at it, after all) I daren't make any changes for fearing of breaking it completely. When my old webserver software was no longer supported and I installed the new Windows 10 with the latest Apache, MySQL and PHP releases and found that none of it worked - I was somewhat in despair. I finally got there though and don't want to got through it again!
Last edited by Andrew Wood on 13 May 2017 5:54pm