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WHAT IS PHP PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language primarily used for dynamic Web applications.
Key Features What is PHP? PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor PHP is a server-side scripting language, like ASP PHP scripts are executed on the server PHP supports many databases (MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC, etc.) PHP is an open source software PHP is free to download and use
WHAT IS PHP FILE? What is a PHP File? PHP files can contain text, HTML tags and scripts PHP files are returned to the browser as plain HTML PHP files have a file extension of ".php", ".php3", or ".phtml"
PHP runs on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.) PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.) PHP is FREE to download from the official PHP resource: www.php.netwww.php.net PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side Why PHP?
Basic Requirements To get access to a web server with PHP support, you can: Install Apache (or IIS) on your own server, install PHP, and MySQL Or find a web hosting plan with PHP and MySQL support
Latest Software AppServe is a software which is combination of PHP + APACHE SERVER + MYSQL DATABASE
What is MySql It is a database server It is ideal for both small and large applications It supports standard SQL It compiles on a number of platforms It is free to download and use
Versions of PHP PHP/FI 2.0 PHP/FI 3.0 PHP 4.0 PHP 5.0 & Sub Versions PHP 6.0
Advantages of PHP 5.0 & Later improved object-oriented programming embedded SQLite support for new MySQL features (see the image at right) exception handling using a try..catch structure integrated SOAP support (see the image at right) the Filter library (in PHP 5.1) better XML tools iterators and much, much more.