What is PHP? (Newbie Introduction)


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Today  i am going to tell you a briefing on PHP.Many questions were being asked in a forum on internet so i thought to write an article regarding this topic

What is PHP?

  • PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PHP is a server-side scripting language, like ASP
  • PHP scripts are executed on the server
  • PHP supports many databases (MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC, etc.)
  • PHP is an open source software
  • PHP is free to download and use

What is a PHP File?

  • PHP files can contain text, HTML tags and scripts
  • PHP files are returned to the browser as plain HTML
  • PHP files have a file extension of “.php”, “.php3”, or “.phtml”
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What is MySQL?

  • MySQL is a database server
  • MySQL is ideal for both small and large applications
  • MySQL supports standard SQL
  • MySQL compiles on a number of platforms
  • MySQL is free to download and use

PHP + MySQL

  • PHP combined with MySQL are cross-platform (you can develop in Windows and serve on a Unix platform)

Why PHP?

  • PHP runs on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.)
  • PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.)
  • PHP is FREE to download from the official PHP resource: www.php.net
  • PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side

Where to Start?

To get access to a web server with PHP support, you can:

  • Install Apache (or IIS) on your own server, install PHP, and MySQL
  • Or find a web hosting plan with PHP and MySQL support

I hope you all might have liked this tiny introduction of PHP

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4 thoughts on “What is PHP? (Newbie Introduction)”

  1. Terrific post however , I was wanting to know if
    you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

  2. I was searching for blogs that talked about the very basics of PHP and how things operate on the ground. Having said that, I would have to say further that no other blogs have written about it better than you do. Keep it up!

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