How to PHP Scripting- Getting Started
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.
Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language that can do all sorts of things: evaluate form data sent from a browser, build custom web content to serve the browser, talk to a database, and even send and receive cookies.
PHP runs on the same computer as the website you’re visiting, which is known as the server. This means that it has access to all the information and files on that machine, which allows it to construct custom HTML pages to send to your browser, handle cookies, and run tasks or perform calculations with data from that website. The PHP Manual is available online in a selection of languages.
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PHP can be used on all major operating systems, including Linux, many Unix variants (including HP-UX, Solaris, and OpenBSD), Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, RISC OS, and probably others. PHP has also support for most of the web servers today. This includes Apache, IIS, and many others.
With PHP you are not limited to output HTML. PHP can include outputting images, PDF files, and even Flash movies. You can also output easily any text, such as XHTML and any other XML file. PHP can autogenerate these files, and save them in the file system. One of the strongest and most significant features in PHP is its support for a wide range of databases.
Let’s dive into PHP scripting language.