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php is a self-referentially acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. Original it supposedly meant personal home page. It is an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. In an HTML document, PHP script (similar syntax to that of Perl or C ) is enclosed within special PHP tags. Because PHP is embedded within tags, the author can jump between HTML and PHP (similar to ASP and Cold Fusion) instead of having to rely on heavy amounts of code to output HTML. And, because PHP is executed on the server, the client cannot view the PHP code. PHP can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases. Also, PHP can talk across networks using IMAP, SNMP, NNTP, POP3, or HTTP. PHP was created sometime in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf. During mid 1997, PHP development entered the hands of other contributors. Two of them, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans, rewrote the parser from scratch to create PHP version 3 (PHP3).

Today in 2004 we are at version 5.0.1 (August 2004)

Web pages with PHP usually have the file suffix .php or .phtml

The official home page is

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2008-09-18, 03:19:50
MUFASA'SS,DADY from United Kingdom  
2012-07-05, 05:20:22   (updated: 2012-07-05, 05:20:58)
[hidden] from Ahmadabad, India  
PHP is a scripting language which is highly powerful open source that's widely used for web development activities to create efficient and dynamic web pages. PHP programming is specialty of Arth InfoSoft, we have developed various industry based websites like realtors, financial, engineering, social networking, hotel and hospitality, B2B, Shopping and many more.
2012-11-12, 02:44:56
anonymous from United Kingdom  



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