What Is PHP?

The full form of PHP is Hypertext Preprocessor, it is a server side scripting language which is used in web development. Server side scripting i.e. a program written in PHP is always run in the server and whatever is output is converted as an HTML page and displayed on the user's web browser.

The HTML and CSS code of a website can be seen but the PHP code cannot be seen by the user because its code always resides in the server and never reaches the client's system. PHP is a very powerful language and today millions of websites on the internet are using PHP.

Almost all popular CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc. are made from PHP. PHP is being used everywhere, be it e-commerce or social networking sites. Facebook's website is also made of PHP code.

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Balvinder Singh Selected

Balvinder Singh

1 year ago
PHP is short for Prehypertext processing language which is a programming language used to create web applications using SQL as backend, along js and jquery for functionality and HTML css for design. Php is used to create dynamic as well static application.
Most popular example is Facebook, which was built with PHP from start, but now have added more. Still they are using Php in some places. It was the popular language in 20s and still exist but used less now.

Akshat Gupta Selected

Akshat Gupta

1 year ago
The full name of PHP is Hypertext Preprocessor. Earlier it was known as Personal Home Page. Nowadays, PHP is quite popular for building dynamic websites or web applications.

If you have good knowledge of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), then you will not feel much difficulty in learning PHP. If you want to work on PHP then you must also know about Database Management System. PHP supports different types of databases, such as MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQLite, MS-Access, Informix etc.

Sujit Singh Selected

Sujit Singh

1 year ago
The full form of PHP is Hypertext Processor. It is a free scripting language which is used in web development. This language was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. He created this language for the purpose of web development.

But seeing its specialty, later programmers also used it to make desktop applications. By using PHP, we can make a website page dynamic. This language is also used by big websites like facebook, google, amazon, Flipkart.

PHP language is a very easy language that anyone can learn easily. And its biggest advantage is that it can be easily integrated with any html language or with any popular database language. Another advantage of this is that this language can encrypt and decrypt your data. And like html and java script, your source code is not visible in any browser, due to which it also becomes a very secure language.

Mansoor Ahmed Selected

Mansoor Ahmed

9 months ago
PHP is an acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". It is a widely-used, open-source scripting language.
PHP scripts are executed on the server. It is free to download and use. PHP is an amazing and popular language. It is powerful enough to be at the core of the biggest blogging system on the web (WordPress). It is deep enough to run large social networks. It is also easy enough to be a beginner's first server-side language!

Rahul Gupta

Rahul Gupta

1 year ago
PHP is a popular scripting language used in web development. It is an open source language that works on the server side. Millions of websites on the Internet are using PHP directly or indirectly. You must know about WordPress, it is the most used Content Management System (CMS) and PHP language is used in its backend.