(Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server side
scripting language developed by Rasmus Lerdorf
in year 1995.
PHP is the most popular and widely used language. It is
one of the easiest language to learn.
PHP is the best suited language for building websites.
Some of the Popular sites that use PHP are,
PHP Script can be used for
- Server-side scripting.
- Command line scripting.
- Creating Desktop applications.
|Rasmus Lerdorf, developer of PHP
PHP code is written within the <?php ?>
tags (something similar to jsp scriptlets). These
tags tell PHP to start and stop interpreting the code between them.
The code between these tags are executed and the server end, and the
output from these tags is plain HTML. Each PHP statement should end
with a semi-colon,just like C,C++ or Java, but its option to have a
semi-colon for the last line of PHP block.
PHP has been installed on over 250 million websites and over 2.1 million
Nearly 80% of websites with server side scripting are built using PHP.
PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor
It was initially known as Personal
PHP is for Free and is licenced under PHP
The latest version of PHP is 5.5.6 released on 14 Nov 2013.
Easy to learn.
Better Support (documentation and forums).
Powerful, Scalable and Quick.
Easy to deploy.
Lots of Frameworks : Zend, Silex, Symfony, Aiki and many more...
Lots of Hosting options and at reasonable price.