what is php

Introduction of php – php is a scripting language.That run on server side. PHP is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages. PHP is a free tool for creating a good website. You can create a good static or dynamic website or web application.

PHP full name is Hypertext Pre-Processor. PHP means personal home page that creating a good website.

What is a php file -: PHP file has text,css ,java script,and php code using in the file. PHP run on the server side ad code will show in HTML format.

History of PHP-: PHP was  development  in 1994 when Rasmus Lerdorf wrote several Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs in C. which he used to maintain his personal homepage. He extended them to work with web forms and to communicate with databases and called this implementation “Personal Home Page/Forms Interpreter” .

Version of PHP-: PHP 7 is the latest version of php. 

Syntax of PHP-: php synatax is very simple. It start with less(<) then with question mark (?) and end with grater than (>)with question mark(?)  as like


      echo 'hello netnic';



PHP file extension -: Like any other scripting language php has its own extension this is the . php. It  has multiple file extension as like

  • .phtml
  • .php3
  • .php4
  • .php5
  • .phps


Reason of popular  php language-: Today php is a very popular language for creating a website or any app design. php using in android application for creating a design for  a app.These are reason for popular ..

  • PHP is a free and used in open source software
  • PHP is easy to learn. every one can learn this language.
  • PHP has a very big community
  • PHP provide cross platform facility.It was run window,Linux or mac.
  • PHP has in built support technology. Means php support with MySQL data base. It also support postage, oracle,ODBC, etc.
  • PHP is regular updated to keep abreast with the latest technology trends


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