• PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PHP is a widely-used, open source scripting language
  • PHP scripts are executed on the server
  • PHP is free to download and use
  • PHP is a server-side scripting language.
  • Very easy to use and learn programming language.

Above are major points about php. Besides that there are many more interesting facts about php.

1. PHP is most widely used web development scripting language in the world.

2. Most of the famous applications in the world like Facebook are developed in open source technology like LAMP that is Linux, Apache, Mysql, Php.

3. Most of the famous softwares that is CMS, Frameworks are built using php. Examples are WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Cake php, Zend, Yii etc.

4. It is compatible with several operating systems visa viz Windows, Linux etc. Its compatibility with various platforms makes it a key tool for website related activities.

5. The best thing about PHP is its open source technology. Using an open source approach for software development allows the source code is free. Another import reason why small and midsize companies go for open source platform is software license costs forms significant proportion of costs for an IT organization

6. websites developed using this platform is its very user friendly, easily modifiable, source code is easily available.It is also very easy to install and it is very easy to modify all the settings related to any website by accessing the source code of the PHP files.

7. No doubt because of all the reasons suggested above PHP going to remain as a hot cake for website development and there is great demand for developers working on this domain.

What is php ?

11 thoughts on “What is php ?

  • February 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Yes it true. PHP has a very wide scope in future.
    Many of the companies are looking forward to php development.

  • February 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I completely agree with john.
    Nice article and nice blog. Hope for some extra ordinary articles.
    All the best

  • February 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    @Aditya: Thank you and you can surely expect good stuffs from this blog 🙂

  • July 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

    “What is php ? – ShareThingz” was truly engaging
    and enlightening! In todays world that’s difficult
    to achieve. I am grateful, Aurora

  • February 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Nice Topic raise by Sharethingz. Very nice information shared which is very helpful for the New developer.
    Thanks Admin

    • February 27, 2014 at 3:51 am

      You are always welcome. I am glad that you liked it 🙂

  • February 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Admin, Nice information shared by you.
    Good to see this. Thanks for the sharing. Keep it up. Cheers!!!

  • September 16, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Hi Admin, First i would like to say Thanks. It is nice information for the beginners.
    Thanks for the sharing. Keep it up. Cheers!!!

    • September 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Hello Brett,

      I am glad you liked the information.

      Thanks for reading 🙂


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