PHP Introduction

PHP in brief

PHP is a widely used scripting language commonly used in web development, which is often embedded in HTML. Similar to Javascript and C, PHP utilises some of its own features to make it one of the more popular ways of making websites richer in interactive content.

PHP stands for Hypertext PreProcessor. It was originally designed as a way of organising material on webpages (in particular, the Resume of Rasmus Lerdorf, its creator) but soon evolved into a tool used by many web developers to make dynamic web applications. The popularity amongst developers helped PHP to quickly become one of the most useful scripting languages, and being open source, it is also more stable, with few bugs affecting it.

PHP has become considered one of the most important scripting languages on the internet at this time, and due to its popularity, over 19 million internet domains are now hosted on servers with PHP installed.

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