PHP & MySQL are a great combination of programming language (PHP) & sql database (MySQL) which together enable websites to be created. They are our favorite tools for creating websites.
PHP is the most popular programming language for website development across the world.
MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL).
The combination of PHP and MySQL allows you to create just about any kind of website. They can be used to build simple or complex and high traffic websites.
They are also both free and open source and so you dont pay any license fees and you own the website source code.
There is a large number of website developers who use PHP & MySQL to build websites and so you should be able to find a skilled developer to work on your project.
You also have a large choice of website hosting companies who use PHP & MySQL and it can be done quite cheaply.
Webcoders highly recommend using PHP & MySQL for your ecommerce website as its a great combination.