Web Development: Top 5 PHP And MySQL Login Script/Tutorials

Web Development: Top 5 PHP And MySQL Login Script/Tutorials

Some of the most important parts of a dynamic website are the user registration and log-in forms. The log-in form enables users to log in to a website and perform some tasks in a safe and secure way.

In this article, we have come up with a short list of the best free PHP and MySQL login scripts/tutorials to give readers valuable insight about the log-in process. Here, you can learn about the log-in process and how to customize the scripts according to your needs and preferences. You might get some design inspiration from them, so make sure to bookmark your favorites!


edrackham.com PHP Login Script Tutorial

PHP Login Script Tutorial

Edrackham’s PHP login script/tutorial shows you how you can have users register on your website, and log in to access secure areas. There may be a lot of tutorials online showing you how this can be done, but they all seem to lack in security. This user membership tutorial, however, will show you a better and more convenient way of authenticating users once they log in by using their session ID.

PHP Sense PHP MySQL Login Script

PHP Sense MySQL Login ScriptBefore going any further with this tutorial, you should first download the PHP Login Script where you can find the zip file containing the complete PHP source code of the authentication script, as well as the SQL file to create and populate the require tables. Once you download the file, you need to extract its contents and run the SQL file to create the members table.

Making a Cool Login System with PHP, MySQL and jQuery by Tutorialzine

TutorialzineTutorialzine has created a cool yet simple login/registration system. It gives web developers the ability to easily create a members-only area on their website and provide an easy registration process. The login system is PHP-driven and stores all the registrations into a MySQL database. To add some flair, Tutorialzine uses the amazing sliding jQuery panel, developed by Web-kreation.

Simple PHP Login Tutorial by knowledgesutra.com

Simple PHP Login TutorialThis is a PHP login tutorial where knowledgesutra implements a simple yet effective login system. The author covers all the basics in this tutorial, which is ideal for beginners or those who have little technical knowledge about coding.

How to Create a Secure Login Script in PHP and MySQL by WikiHow

WikiHowAre you worried that your login scripts are not safe and secure? For some peace of mind, follow this guide on how to create a secure login script in PHP and MySQL. Following this guide will protect your site from all kinds of attacks that hackers can use to gain control of other users’ accounts, delete accounts and/or change data.


  1. ausaf December 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    i m searching login system in mvc

  2. John November 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    His php login script ain’t that good either. It actually doesn’t work. The one which actually has some security built-in, isn’t working and has problems, even after I followed Chris instructions step-by-step.
    Huge FAIL promoting a failure of a script.

  3. Chris November 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    All of these scripts are highly insecure and unprofessional as they use extremely outdated hashing/encryption (like md5), one of them even saves the passwords in plain text ! Please do not use them, get a professional one, search the web for “php login”.

    • Samy January 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Chris,
      Can you give as some secure script ?!!!

  4. venessa June 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    The tutorial on the phpacademy channel: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE134D877783367C7 and the one on sunnytuts: http://www.sunnytuts.com/article/login-and-registration-with-object-oriented-php-and-pdo are the best ones I’ve seen.
    However, the ones you have listed are very simple compare to these two, but I don’t think that something like a log in and registration system should be simple.
    I went through two of the tutorials you mentioned and the problem is that these tutorials while trying to be simple become unsecure, and most of the beginners just copy the code and use it. This is one of the reasons why there are so many websites out there that doesn’t have the minimum security. But thanks this list, I’m sure this will help a lot of beginners.

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