What is PHP

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Advantage of PHP

PHP is a server site scripting language. Full form of php is Hypertext Preprocessor. It is open source scripting language. It is widely used all over the world.

PHP is Created in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf. Initially php it is used for track online visitors on web.


Basic Points about php

  • PHP stands for HyperText Preprocessor.
  • PHP files can contain text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP code
  • PHP files have extension ".php"
  • PHP code are executed on the server so you need web browser to execute php code
  • It is an interpreted language, i.e. there is no need for compilation.
  • It is a server side scripting language.
  • It is faster than other scripting language e.g. asp and jsp.

Advantage of php

  • It is open source.
  • Widly used in all over the world
  • Free to download
  • It is executed on the server
  • To execute php code no need compiler.

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