Here is a list of 5 of the best books to learn PHP. Have tried all of these books and I’d recommend that you learn PHP from if not all, but at least one of the books listed below.
This book explains the basics of PHP the best. It shows you how
you can install PHP on your system and how to set up the development environment as a whole. The book is friendly and it completely simplifies the basics of PHP, less geeky stuff but a nice head start on PHP.
This book teaches both the Object Oriented aspects of PHP and the procedural. One thing I really love about this book is that it provides a simple project in each chapter that covers all that has been thought in the chapter. This book is a very good resource to learn PHP from as it covers all the necessary things you need to know in PHP.
This book is recommended for both a beginner in PHP and a pro, as it
teaches almost everything in PHP. The book might scare a beginner in PHP a bit, but if you can’t take it, you should go for other books I listed here.
This book is a very nice book a beginner in PHP should try, the book comprehensively touches all you need to know to build a Database driven Websites and web applications; In fact, it shows how you can build your first Blog system from the scratch!
Well, this is not a book. It’s a PHP tutorial on w3schools.com . But I’d really recommend any beginner in PHP to give this a trial before any other tutorial as the chapters in the tutorial are being arranged in a unique order and their is a Try this system that enables you to run and see the output of your code online as you learn!