Internet, over the years has developed a lot. Web application has been developed to make internet usage better and faster. Many of the advancements in the web world owe to the PHP programming language. Technically speaking or roughly, PHP (Hyper Text Pre-processor), is mainly a server based scripting language which is designed and developed for web development.
Created, invented and developed by Rasmus Lerdorf, it is also used as a normal purpose based programming language. It has now become one of the most popular net development programming languages as it is now installed and used in over 244 million websites and web pages and more that 2.1 million web servers.
In its early days PHP was known as Personal Home Page, after many reformations now it is known as Hyper Text Preprocessor. PHP code can be interpreted by a web server with the help of a PHP processor and its commands can be inserted directly in a document from HTML source.
Uses of PHP
PHP was developed with the sole aim of making programming of high level web software and other software easier. PHP can be used on mostly web servers, OS (operating system) and many more other platforms. Thus this platform independent language can also be deployed on many no. of relational database management systems (known as RDBMS).
Available for free, it is actually designed to create dynamic and interactive web pages. Now, its focus has shifted towards server based scripting and it has become more like Microsoft ASP.Net, mod PERL and Sun microsystems’ JavaServer pages. It also provides the building structure and design development for RADs (that is rapid application development).
The LAMP architecture which is very popular in the web development arena, the p in this four lettered word signifies PHP. MediaWiki , WordPress, Joomla , Drupal , Moodle , Silver Stripe , fez publish , etc are the web CMS (web content management system) which are written in PHP.
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