What is PHP?-A short Introduction
PHP (stands for- Hypertext Pre-processor) introduced by Rasmus Lerdorf on 1995 is a server-side scripting language mainly designed for web development but also used as general-purpose programming language.
Reason for choosing PHP?
- Runs on various platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.)
- Is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.)
- Supports a wide range of databases
- It costs nothing
- Very easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side.