Introduction to PHP scripting language

What is PHP?

  • PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor.
  • It is an open source server-side scripting language which means that the scripts are executed on the server like ASP (Active Server Pages).
  • PHP is a cross-platform application that runs on Linux, UNIX, Windows, etc.
  • PHP supports variety of databases such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and many more.
  • PHP scripts are embedded in the HTML document and it is enclosed in a PHP tag.

Sample application that uses PHP:

  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Moodle
  • Magento
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