Introduction About PHP

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What is PHP?

About PHP –

  • PHP stands for Hypertext Pre-processor and also known as Personal Home Pages.
  • PHP was introduced by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995.
  • Later PHP  was developed by two people  Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans.They also founded Zend Technologies in Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but we can use this as a general-purpose programming.
  • PHP is a highly popular server-side scripting language.
  • It is the fastest resource available for creating database-enabled dynamic websites.
  • A PHP file can contain plain text, HTML tags, and scripts.
  • The extension of PHP file is “.php”.
  • Before learning about PHP you should have a basic idea of HTML, CSS.
  • You can learn these HTML and CSS basics in our HTML and CSS tutorials.
  • Popular sites like Facebook, Yahoo, Flickr are built on PHP.

About PHP

  • PHP is an open source software product.
  • All the features and updates of PHP are available free of cost.
  • To implement any project we need a database server, web server, and serverside scripting language.

We have few built-in packages which have software area.

They are :

1) XAMPP :

XAMPP stands for CrossPlatform  Apache  Mysql  PHP and  Perl

This Package have all major Softwares to implement a webpage. Like Apache, MySql, FileZilla, Mercury, and Tomcat.

This Package will work on any Operating System.

2) WAMP :

WAMP Stands for Window  Apache  MySql  PHP

This Package will support only on Windows  Operating System.

3) LAMP :

LAMP Stands for Linux  Apache  MySql  PHP

This Package will support only on Linux Operating System.

4)  MAMP :

MAMP Stands for Mac  Apache  MySql  PHP

PHP Syntax :

  • Above is the syntax for PHP.
  • Here the code is between <?php and ?>  tags
  • Save the Program with .php extension in Xampphtdocs
  • Syntax to execute a PHP file using XAMPP

server name/filename.php (open your browser and execute your file).

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