After 10+ years I've decided to get back into programming.. last time I touched code it was 1993 and I was hooking up baseball mitts to 386's (don't ask..) Coding was never my full time job and I've only really dabbled.. hence I want something pretty easy to learn. Two lingos that were recommended were PHP and C#. I have uses for both but think that PHP might be the place to start.
I have zero database experience though. Can somebody tell me how to set up PHP, Apache, and either MySQL or Postgres on Arch? Looking at the PHP site it says that I should compile PHP specifically with MySQL.. I'd rather just do a pacman -S php... possible?