What is PHP?

PHP is a popular open-source server-side scripting language used for creating dynamic web pages and web applications. It was first developed in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf and has since been maintained and further developed by a large community of developers.

PHP is widely used for web development because it is easy to learn and use, flexible, and compatible with different operating systems and web servers. It can be embedded into HTML code to generate dynamic content on the fly, interact with databases, and handle forms and cookies. Additionally, PHP has a large library of pre-built functions and frameworks that can help speed up development.

PHP can be used to create a variety of web applications, including e-commerce websites, content management systems, social networking sites, and more. Many popular websites and platforms such as Facebook, WordPress, and Wikipedia are built using PHP.

  • PHP Hypertext preprocessor is a general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for web development to make dynamic web pages.
  • PHP is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages.
  • PHP is open source code ,free to download .

What are the Pre-requisites to learn PHP ?

Basic Knowldge of the following languages.

  • HTML
  • Java script

What is a PHP File ?

  • PHP files have a file extension of “.php”, “.php3”, or “.phtml”
  • PHP file can have images,text,HTML tags

Why use PHP for developing website?

  • Simple to learn, use and powerfull.
  • Php run on many platform (window,Linux etc)
  • Many open source project are avaliable that can be use or modify


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