PHP scripts are enclosed within a start and end tag. PHP scripts are embedded in a HTML document and you can place the PHP codes anywhere in the document.
The two forms of PHP scripting block:
- The shorthand form starts with <? and end with ?>.
- The standard form which is the recommended to use <?php ?>.
Here is the example of the PHP script embedded in the HTML document:
<html> <title>My First PHP script</title> <body> <?php echo "hi guys!"; ?> </body> </html>
echo is used to display/output the text to the browser.
Note: place a semicolon at the end of your PHP scripts and the save the file with a .php extension.
Save the file as myFirstPHPcode.php and place the file in the web root of your web server, i.e. c:\wamp\www