Uses of PHP

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Uses of PHP

PHP is a scripting language generally used to make websites. PHP is mainly used for design server side applications. Actually PHP is a server side scripting language which is used for connect Web Page with a DataBase such as asp or jsp. Some basic uses of PHP are given below;

uses of php

Uses of php

  • It is used for create dynamic website.
  • To Interacting with web server (Apache etc)
  • To interacting with any back-end / database server e.g. MySQL
  • To interaction with the native file system of the OS
  • To implement the business logical layers (one or more)
  • It can Encrypt Data
  • Access Cookies variable and set cookies
  • Using php you can restrict user to access specific web page
  • PHP usually used to output HTML code to the browser
  • Used for connect web application with DataBase
  • It is used for send and receive E-Mails.
  • You can use PHP to find today's date, and then build a calendar for the month.
  • If you host banner advertisements on your website, you can use PHP to rotate them randomly.
  • Using php you can count your visitors on your website.
  • You can use PHP to create a special area of your website for members.
  • Using php you can create login page for your user.
  • Using php you can add, delete, modify elements within your database thru PHP. Access cookies variables and set cookies.
  • Using PHP, you can restrict users to access some pages of your website.
  • It can encrypt data.
  • PHP performs system functions, i.e. from files on a system it can create, open, read, write, and close them.
  • It can handle forms, i.e. gather data from files, save data to a file.

Why use php

  • It runs on different platforms such as Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.
  • This language is very simple to learn and runs efficiently on the server side.
  • It is compatible with almost all servers used today,such as Apache, IIS, etc.
  • It supports many databases such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL etc.
  • It is perfectly suited for Web development and can be embedded directly into the HTML code.
  • PHP can also be used to create dynamic web pages.
  • It is often used together with Apache (web server) on various operating systems. It can be also used with Microsoft's IIS on Windows.
  • It is open source and it is free downloadable

I hope you enjoy with this uses of php tutorial.

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