Thanks for reply.
I have developed a small website using php in Linux power pc and I am giving to a customer. I have installed Apache and PHP in that. As per my boss requirement, I need to provide authentication like login, logout and change password facilities with out using database concept. So I want to try for solution like text file. Can you give me some idea on this?
The PHP functions file_get_contents and file_put_contents will get you started. You can read a file as a string and do with it what you want. It can be tricky though. For example if two users decide to change their password simultaneously, ensuring your file is correct will be difficult. I strongly suggest you use a database instead. It doesn't have to be MySQL, you can use Sqlite instead (file based).