Understanding the Basics of the PHP Programming Language


PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development. It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994; the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive acronym “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor”.

PHP code can be embedded into HTML or HTML5 markup and generally runs on a web server which needs to be configured to process php scripts. Any website that uses database technologies such as MySQL will need some form of backend programming like this – most commonly using either ASP (Active Server Pages) or more recently with AJAX technology – JavaScript/JQuery being used instead of traditional page refreshes when making changes within an application’s user interface (UI).

The syntax employed by PHPs developers borrows heavily from C, Java and Perl, among other languages so if you have any experience coding these then picking up how things work should come naturally enough! Additionally there are lots of great resources available online too including tutorials & forums where questions can get answered quickly without having to wait around long periods time before getting help out solving problems encountered during development processes etc…

PHP is a scripting language used to create dynamic web pages. It stands for “Hypertext Preprocessor” and it’s an open source, server-side programming language that can be embedded into HTML code. PHP scripts are executed on the server side before they’re sent back to the browser as plain HTML documents; this makes them ideal for creating interactive websites with databases or other complex logic behind them. The syntax of PHP looks similar to C/C++ but has many more features such as object orientation, database access libraries, XML processing functions and built in support for popular frameworks like Laravel and Symfony2. To get started with writing your own programs you’ll need some basic knowledge about variables (which store data), loops (for repeating instructions) , conditional statements (if then else etc.) , arrays & strings(data structures). You will also want familiarize yourself with common functions which allow us manipulate these types of data quickly without having write long lines of code every time we use something new . Additionally there are several useful tools available online which help developers debug their applications when things don’t work out quite right!