PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.
The PHP code is enclosed in special start and end processing instructions <?php and ?> that allow you to jump into and out of “PHP mode.”
Don’t be afraid reading the long list of PHP’s features. You can jump in, in a short time, and start writing simple scripts in a few hours.
Although PHP’s development is focused on server-side scripting, you can do much more with it.
Let us know some of the features of PHP:
It is most popular and frequently used world wide scripting language, the main reason of popularity is; It is open source and very simple.
- Open Source(use it for free, download it for free)
- Case Sensitive
- Platform Independent( run it on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Windows.)
- Error Reporting
- Loosely Typed Language
- Real-Time Access Monitoring
PHP is very simple and easy to use, compare to other scripting language. As It is an interpreted language, i.e. there is no need for compilation.