What is PHP?

PHP is a server-side scripting language commonly used for web applications. PHP has many frameworks and cms for creating websites. Even a non-technical person can create sites using its CMS.WordPress,osCommerce are the famous CMS of PHP. The PHP functions were returned in the form of HTML code because before the page loaded the PHP code gets transformed into HTML. This process makes the PHP pages secure for accessing databases and other secure information. The PHP functions were returned in the form of HTML code because before the page loaded the PHP code gets transformed into HTML. This process makes the PHP pages secure for accessing databases and other secure information.
A PHP file contains PHP tags



and ends with the extension “.php”

What is a PHP File?

PHP files can contain text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP code

PHP code is executed on the server, and the result is returned to the browser as plain HTML

PHP files have extension “.php


What Can PHP Do?

PHP can generate dynamic page content

PHP can create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server

PHP can collect form data

PHP can send and receive cookies

PHP can add, delete, modify data in your database

PHP can be used to control user-access

PHP can encrypt data

With PHP you are not limited to output HTML. You can output images, PDF files, and even Flash movies. You can also output any text, such as XHTML and XML.


Why PHP?

PHP runs on various platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.)

PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.)

PHP supports a wide range of databases

PHP is free. Download it from the official PHP resource: www.php.net

PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side


What’s new in PHP 7

PHP 7 is much faster than the previous popular stable release (PHP 5.6)

PHP 7 has improved Error Handling

PHP 7 supports stricter Type Declarations for function arguments

PHP 7 supports new operators (like the spaceship operator: <=> )

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