Aug 18 2010

What is PHP?

Category: Computers & Internet


PHP is an open source, server side, scripting language that is often used in web development to create dynamic web pages that have the ability to interact with a database.

While many programming languages can be used to build Web applications, PHP is one of the few languages specifically designed for the Web. To this end, it includes a lot of useful Web-related features out of the box, such as:

  • Easy ways to read and handle Web forms and cookies
  • Functions for creating and manipulating graphics
  • The ability to talk to popular databases such as MySQL
  • Functions for working with HTML. Elated

PHP conveniently allows the user to insert PHP code within HTML pages. This key feature helps PHP add interactivity to otherwise plain Web pages.

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