PHP Basic Introduction

What is PHP

The abbreviation of PHP is Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a server side scripting language. It is an open source, easy programming language; and anyone can learn PHP and implement it in your code. Using PHP people can build a robust, dynamic website. PHP compatible with all major databases such as Mysql, Oracle.

Basic knowledge to learn PHP

PHP web pages embedded with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. People should have basic knowledge of those to travel with PHP Programming.

Why PHP?

  • PHP is an open source,ie., free to use
  • Easy to learn
  • PHP compatible with various operating system (Linux, nginx, Windows, etc.)
  • PHP compatible with most of databases
  • Maintaining expenses are very low compared to other programming languages
  • There are lot of frameworks available in PHP (Laravel, Symfony, Cakephp, Codeigniter, Yii, etc.) which will help developers to maintain an application in an effective manner.

Main features of PHP

  • String functions
  • Multi array handling
  • Object oriented programming
  • Draw canvas, images and graphs
  • Generate word, XSL, XML, PDF files and parse XML
  • Interact with databases like Mysql, Postgresql and Oracle
  • Security and error handling
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