PHP is an open source general-purpose server-side scripting language designed to develop dynamic and interactive web pages.PHP stands for Hypertext Pre-Processor which means this language possess the capability to process all the data received from the client’s side or user side before sending back as a hypertext.
It is one of the first developed server-side scripting languages to be embedded into an HTML source document rather than calling an external file to process data.
PHP development has had a great impact in creating dynamic websites which offers increased functionality to a webpage. PHP allows websites to perform real-time data processing which is the major reason for its popularity.
- Open Source: PHP is an open source technology
- Simple & Easy: PHP developed websites or applications have much simple code to write or understand
- Platform Independent: Applications developed in PHP are platform independent and can be executed on a variety of platforms and web servers