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The World of PHP

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by OldDarkstarAccount, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. OldDarkstarAccount

    OldDarkstarAccount Senior Member Webmaster

    Server side scripting is a powerful tool in the development of the present web applications. There are many scripting languages used for server side programming. PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) is the most used scripting language in the world due to the simplicity of synthax, enhanced object oriented capabilities, constant development (current version used is PHP 5) and more. The PHP code is executed by the webserver (usually Apache webserver) and the output is sent to the web browser as HTML.

    This way, on the client side (your site visitor), there is not need of any plugins in order to view the php script output. PHP can be embedded in HTML also, because the server will recognize the PHP code, which usually is delimited by special PHP tags.

    The PHP files are ending in .php and...


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