What Is PHP? | Introduction to PHP Programming | Learn PHP Programming

29Jul - by dharmendra - 0 - In php

What is PHP

PHP is Open Source server-side programming / Scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor but it’s original name, Personal Home Page. It was created by Ramsum Lerdorf in 1994.

PHP runs on various platforms Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.

PHP is compatible with almost all servers Apache, IIS, etc.

At Present in 2017 Php 7.2.0 is latest version of PHP

PHP File Extension .php

What we can do with PHP

  • Generate Dynamic Page
  • Handle button clicks, radio button
  • Create Database Application
  • Client/server Application
  • Student Registration
  • Online Course
  • Online Shopping cart
  • Chat Rooms

Example

How PHP Works

Development Environment

  • Operating System – Windows, Linux, Mac etc.
  • Web Server – XAMP, WAMP, MAMP etc. §XAMP – Apache + MariaDB + PHP + Perl
  • Editor/IDE – NotePad, NotePad ++, NetBeans, Brackets, Eclipse etc.
  • Web Browser – Chrome, Firefox etc.

Basic Structure of PHP

Basic Structure of PHP

How to Run PHP on LocalHost

Development Environment

  • Operating System – Windows, Linux, Mac etc.
  • Editor/IDE – NotePad, NotePad ++, NetBeans, Brackets, Eclipse etc.
  • Web Browser – Chrome, Firefox etc.
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