Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What is PHP?

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. It refers to "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor" which means that PHP handles data before it becomes HTML. According to the official PHP Web site, PHP is a server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language..

Its advantage over JavaScript is that it runs on the web server rather than on the viewer's PC or Mac. PHP can be used for the same kind of applications as ASP and .NET but is free and open source.


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