DESCRIPTION OF PHP
Presented by: Aruna Rebba
What is PHP?
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is an open –
source, reflective programming language.
Originally designed as a high level
scripting language for producing dynamic
Used mainly in server side application
History of PHP
• First version of PHP – designed by
Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994 as a set of Web
• Next release of PHP 3 launched in June
• In May 2000 – PHP 4 powered by Zend
Engine 1.0 was released.
• In July 2004 – PHP 5 was released
powered by Zend Engine II.
PHP runs on different platforms like Linux,
PHP is compatible with almost all servers
used today like apache.
PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently
on the server side.
• PHP Primary acts as a filter which takes a
file containing text and special PHP
instructions and converts it to another form
Echo ‘Hello, World!’;
Out put: Hello, World!
PHP generally runs on a web server, taking PHP
Code as its input and creating web pages as
It can be used with a large number of relational
database management systems.
Runs on all of the most popular web servers and
is available for many different operating
It provides a command line interface as well as
bindings to GUI libraries.
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