[php] Redirecting to a new page after successful login

I'm sure this question has been asked before but I have searched thoroughly for an answer but to no avail. (The only answers I've seen involve ajax) But I'm using just javascript, PHP and HTML.

I have a login.php page and I have already created a HTML page which is to be the landing page right after a user is successfully logged in. How do I go about this?

The following is my code for the login page and the landing page after the login is called transfer.html:


  <div id="content">
     <h3>Login to Internet Banking</h3>
     <form id="login" action="" method="post">
          <label for="userid">UserID:</label>
          <input type="text" name="UserID" id="UserID"/>
          <label for="PIN">PIN:</label>
          <input type="password" name="PIN" id="PIN" />

          <input type="submit" name="btnSend" value="Login" class="submit_button" />

        Not yet registered?
 <a href="registration.php">Click here to register</a>

  <div id="wrap">
        <!-- start PHP code -->

            mysql_connect("localhost", "root", "") or die(mysql_error()); // Connect to database server(localhost) with UserID and PIN.
            mysql_select_db("registrations") or die(mysql_error()); // Select registration database.

            if(isset($_POST['name']) && !empty($_POST['name']) AND isset($_POST['PIN']) && !empty($_POST['PIN'])){
                $UserID = mysql_escape_string($_POST['name']);
                $PIN = mysql_escape_string(md5($_POST['PIN']));

                $search = mysql_query("SELECT UserID, PIN, active FROM users WHERE UserID='".$UserID."' AND PIN='".$PIN."' AND active='1'") or die(mysql_error()); 
                $match  = mysql_num_rows($search);

                if($match > 0){
                    $msg = 'Login Complete! Thanks';
                    $msg = 'Login Failed!<br /> Please make sure that you enter the correct details and that you have activated your account.';

        <!-- stop PHP Code -->
            if(isset($msg)){ // Check if $msg is not empty
                echo '<div class="statusmsg">'.$msg.'</div>'; // Display our message and add a div around it with the class statusmsg
            } ?>


This question is related to php html forms login

The answer is

First of all, move all your PHP code to the top. Without it, my code below wont work.

To do the redirect, use:

header('Location: http://www.example.com/');

Also, please consider my advice. Since it's not the first question today and all your questions are related to basics, you should consider reading some good PHP book to understand how things work.

Here you can find useful links to free books: https://stackoverflow.com/tags/php/info

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