What is PHP?
PHP is stands for “Hypertext Preprocessor Language
“ a very widely-used general-purpose scripting language that
is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into
If you are new to PHP and want to get some idea
of how it works, try the introductory tutorial. After that, check
out the online manual, and the example archive
sites and some of the other resources available
in the links section.
PHP is a computer scripting language, originally
designed for producing dynamic web pages. It is for server-side
scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in standalone
While PHP was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf
in 1995, the main implementation of PHP is now produced by The PHP
Group and serves as the de facto standard for PHP as there is no
formal specification. Released under the PHP License, the Free
Software Foundation considers it to be free software.
PHP is a very widely-used general-purpose scripting
language that is especially suited for web development and can be
embedded into HTML. It generally runs on a web server, taking PHP
code as its input and creating web pages as output.
It can be deployed for on most web servers and
on almost every operating system and platform free of charge.
PHP is installed on more than 20 million websites and 1 million
web servers. It is also the most popular Apache module among
computers using Apache as a web server. The most recent major
release of PHP was version 5.2.6 on May 1, 2008.