Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC
I'm going to start doing some websites for a few places, and they are going to pay me to push their product online. I want to do everything from scratch, and I need to learn some php and mySQL in order to cut down the cost of paying a programmer to do some things...
There are many pre-scripted php/mysql shopping carts out there. If you're only a beginning php/mysql programmer, I wouldn't recommend a shopping cart as your first project. There are many things to consider including security of all credit card transactions to and from the site. It will probably involve some type of SSL encryption to be enabled on the server for the site.