What is PHP ?

PHP is a server side scripting language which is embedded in html pages. It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf. Rasmus gives a name called Personal Home Page and now it is called PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor language). It is support the all databases like Microsoft SQL Server , MYSQL , PostgreSQL , MongoDB etc.

The usual "Hello" code example for PHP is:

 <?php  
 echo "Hello World!\n";  
 ?>  


Why Php is so popular:

PHP is very easy curve to learn. no other language is as easy for a beginner to start.Java/Ruby/Python/C++ all require know OOPS and framework knowledge to start.

Installation on any server is easy.

Php is free and opensource technology so anyone can offord a opensource.

The famous and most popular cms are built with PHP like wordpress, drupal,joomla.

Huge list of Extensions and Add-Ons are available.

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