I was reading recently that scripting languages are becoming more and more popular. One of the benefits listed was that it can increase productivity significantly. That brings me back a long time when I used to argue that you could write a solution in APL so much faster than any of the traditional languages...
PHP is a popular scripting language that is used to create web solutions. Here are some information if you want or need to use it with IDS.
To use IDS with PHP, you need to add the PDO_INFORMIX interface to it. tis interface can be found in PECL:http://pecl.php.net/package/PDO_INFORMIX
The current version is 1.2.0 and came out in March 2008. You will to use the appropriate Informix CSDK to compile it for your platform.
Note that there is another PHP driver available for IDS 11: PDO_IBM. It is available from IBM in the IBM Data Server Client as a pre-built component. See:https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/pick.do?lang=en_US&source=swg-idsc11
If you want to get going quickly, you can find Apache-PHP-PDO_INFORMIX ready to go with the Open Admin Tool for IDS (OAT). This product is available for IDS 11. You can find it at:https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/download.do?lang=en_US&cp=UTF-8&S_PKG=dl&source=swg-informixfpd
You can also use the package from Zend: Zend Core for IBM at:http://www.zend.com/en/products/core/for-ibm
If you want to build the environment yourself, here are two articles that can help you figure out the process:
With this information, you should be able to get started quickly