PHP Introduction

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is an open-source, interpreted, and object-oriented scripting language. It is server side scripting language.

PHP is interpreted language. It can be embedded into HTML.

PHP is an open-source scripting language.

What is full form of PHP?

PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

Who created PHP?

PHP was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994 but appeared in the market in 1995. 

Why use PHP?

It handles dynamic content, database as well as session tracking for the website. It can access cookies variable and also set cookies.

PHP supports several protocols such as HTTP, POP3, SNMP, LDAP, IMAP, and many more.

PHP source code and software are freely available on the web.

Using PHP language, you can control the user to access some pages of your website.

PHP code can be easily embedded within HTML tags and script.

PHP can handle the forms for example collect the data from users using forms, save it into the database, and return useful information to the user.

PHP supports all the leading databases such as MySQL, SQLite, ODBC, etc.

PHP is Loosely Typed Language that means you do not need to declare data type of variable.