What is PHP Tutorial

Learn what is PHP

PHP was at first created as a simple scripting platform called "Personal Home Page". Nowadays PHP 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 functions, complete user manual and lots of tutorials can be found on the PHP's official page.

One of the most important things about using PHP is to have a PHP specialized host. Here are some of the things we at SiteGround can offer:

  • We have long experience in providing technical support for PHP-based web sites. Thanks to it our servers are perfectly optimized to offer the best overall performance for most PHP applications.
  • We offer a lot of free PHP management tools including CMS systems, forums, galleries, blogs, shopping carts and more.
  • We provide multiple versions of PHP on a per-folder basis.
  • We are always one of the first to offer the newest PHP versions to our clients.