Hello , I'm just amazed how strong php is , but i don't have an idea where to start , I mastered c++ at a command promp level + kinda average at visual c++ . If some1 could give me some sites or tutorials ? And is code igniter a kickass php program?

Well, you could go to your local bookstore and find good tutorials. Or you can go to http://www.onlinecomputerbooks.com/free-php-books.php to read / download books online.

I find the book "PHP and MySQL web development", third edition written by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson (ISBN 0-672-32672-8) very good to learn PHP.