PHP Introduction

What is PHP?

What is PHP? Maybe it's a question that is on the minds of colleagues when he heard the word PHP.
PHP is an acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor", is a scripting language built-in HTML. Most of the syntax similar to C language, Java and Perl, plus some specific PHP functions. The main purpose of this language is to allow web designers to write dynamic web pages quickly.
PHP is a script that integrates with HTML and are on the server (server-side HTML embedded scripting). This means that all the syntax that we provide will be fully executed on the server that is sent to the browser while only the result only. With PHP you can create a variety of web-based applications, ranging from simple web pages to complex applications that require a connection to the database. PHP (an acronym of PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a programming language that works to create dynamic websites and web applications. Unlike HTML which can only display static content, PHP can interact with databases, files and folders, making PHP can display dynamic content from a website. Blogs, Online Store, CMS, Forums, and Social Networking Website is a sample web application that can be made by PHP. PHP is a scripting language, not a tag-based language like HTML. PHP includes a cross-platform language, this means that PHP can run on different operating systems vary (Windows, Linux, or Mac). PHP programs are written in plain text file (plain text) and has the extension ".php".
Until now there are many databases that have been supported by PHP and will likely continue to grow :

  • dBase
  • DBM
  • FilePro
  • mSQL
  • MySQL
  • ODBC
  • Oracle
  • Postgres
  • Sybase
  • Velocis
In addition, PHP also supports the connection with the IMAP protocol, SNMP, NNTP and POP3.

History of PHP
PHP was written by Rasmus Lerdorf, a software engineer from Greenland around the year 1995. At the beginning of PHP Rasmus used only as a registrar number of visitors on his personal website. Therefore, the language is called Personal Home Page (PHP) Tools. But because its development is favored by his community, then he was released the PHP language to the public with open-source license.


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