PHP Tutorial

What is PHP?

PHP was at first created as a simple scripting platform called "Personal Home Page". Nowadays PHP (the short for Hypertext Preprocessor) is an alternative of the Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology.

PHP is an open source server-side language which is used for creating dynamic web pages. It can be embedded into HTML. PHP is usually used in conjunction with a MySQL database on Linux/UNIX web servers. It is probably the most popular scripting language.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language and interpreter that is freely available. A full explanation of all the PHP tags, complete user manual and lots of tutorials can be found on the PHP's official page.

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