What is PHP?

PHP is a recursive acronym for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. As it is a recursive acronym, the first “p” actually stands for PHP. When first introduced by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, it actually meant Personal Home Page tools.

PHP is a server-side back-end scripting language. The code written in the PHP file is executed on the server. The PHP engine on the web server then converts all the code written in PHP to HTML and the resulting web page contains only HTML code when it is sent to the clients web browser. Below is a basic example.

				
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The above coed is called the “Hello World”. The code between the tags is executed on the server by the PHP engine.

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