What is PHP?



We’ve learned about C++, Python, and Java the other days, let’s find out today what PHP is!

PHP, which originally meant Personal Home Page that later on changed to Hypertext Preprocessor, was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, which is now produced by The PHP Development Team. This is a server-side scripting language that is designed primarily for web development, yet this is also used as a general-purpose programming language pretty much like C++, Python, and Java. This may be embedded into HTML code or in in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks. PHP interpreter implemented as a module in the web server or as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable normally processes PHP code. Then, web server combines the results of the interpreted and executed PHP code, which may be any type of data, including images, with the generated web page. Additionally, PHP code may be completed via command-line interface (CLI) and can be castoff in making independent graphical applications.

Some of its prominent uses are in e-commerce, advanced coders, project management tools, GUI, online community, Facebook applications, PDF files generation, XML Files analysis, list mail, graphs and charts generation, content management systems, PHP photo gallery creation, dynamic website templates creation, WordPress plugins creation, and Flash creation.