PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

PHP (recursive acronym for 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.

  • Simple

    It is very simple and easy to use, compare to other scripting language it is very simple and easy, this is widely used all over the world.

  • Interpreted

    It is an interpreted language, i.e. there is no need for compilation.

  • Case Sensitive

    PHP is case sensitive scripting language at time of variable declaration. In PHP, all keywords (e.g. if, else, while, echo, etc.), classes, functions, and user-defined functions are NOT case-sensitive.

  • Open Source

    Open source means you no need to pay for use php, you can free download and use.

  • Platform Independent

    PHP code will be run on every platform, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Windows.

  • Faster

    It is faster than other scripting language e.g. asp and jsp.