Introduction to PHP

php programming language

PHP is a scripting language that is used in the server to generate the webpage. It is also known as the server-side scripting language. It is nothing but an intermediate between the server the client PC. It is a straightforward language to learn, and there are also many job opportunities available based on this language. Due to its advantage, it is widely used as an open-source scripting language that generates webpages which we use nowadays (Facebook is still using the PHP for their webpage and apps). The work of PHP is used to understand the request of the client and give the information that they said for.

Hypertext Pre-processor

Rasmus Lerdorf introduced PHP in the year of 1994. The extension of PHP is known as Hypertext Pre-processor, but in the earlier days, it is known as the Personal Home page. PHP is a scripting language that works along with HTML files; otherwise, it is embedded with HTML. The syntax of PHP is Java, c, and Perl. The basics of the PHP language are C++, C, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The PHP is mostly built above these languages. The PHP is free to download and to use. It can be used in many OS platforms like Windows, Apple script, Linux. The file extensions of PHP are .php, .php3, .phtml.

The PHP is not a programming language because it need not comply for it to work. It has a separate set of language which can be understood only by the PHP and not by other languages. PHP is a dynamics page which nothing but page will be modified as per the client’s request, For example, HTML is a static page which can reproduce the information that stored the created but the PHP can modified the report as per the request of the client, so the report of the page keeps changing, that why the PHP is called as dynamic page. By using this advantage, the PHP can be an interactive page for the client, which cannot be done by a static page (HTML).

Advantages and Uses

PHP is an easy coding language that can act with minimum lines of code. So, it can create large websites with less amount of time. It also allows you to create a wide variety of tools for users. It is commonly used to perform the system function like reading, writing a file that can be open and close by it. PHP can handle data in the server; for example, it can save the data, send the data and also return the data from the user. It can also modify the data as per the client request and deliver it to them. It can also encrypt the webpage from getting hacked or getting exposed to the malware. It can also restrict the user from accessing several information of the webpage.

Characteristics:

  • Effortlessness
  • Competence
  • Safekeeping
  • Flexibility

So, we learned about the basics introduction of PHP language. It is for free to download and also to use so download it and learn about the PHP language because it is very easy to learn. I hope you are satisfied with the information.