Back then, I did have my old personal website that was created with Microsoft ASP and Access database but I had never worked with PHP or MySQL database.
Since PHP and MySQL are the De facto tools for creating a website on any hosting service, I had to quickly learn the language.
So... I had purchased my first "For Dummies" book
Looks like I purchased the very first edition and now they have up to 4th edition published.
I was very skeptical about purchasing "For Dummies" book but I was really a dummy since I didn't know anything about PHP.
I was actually very happy with this book and it looks like I read the entire 366 pages and book still has many bookmarks that I had added for future references.
If you are learning PHP and MySQL for the very first time for developing a website, I would not hesitate to recommend this book!