PHP Tutorials

  • Last Updated : 22 Mar, 2021

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The term PHP is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a server-side scripting language designed specifically for web development. PHP can be easily embedded in HTML files and HTML codes can also be written in a PHP file. The thing that differentiates PHP from a client-side language like HTML is, PHP codes are executed on the server whereas HTML codes are directly rendered on the browser.

PHP Tutoial

Example: It is a simple PHP program to print “Hello world!” message on the screen.


/* echo is a print command */
echo "Hello world!"; 


Hello world!

Why we learn PHP?
PHP is one of the widely used open-source general-purpose scripting languages for Web Development. Apart from this, let’s see why we should learn it.

  • Easy to Learn: PHP is easier to learn for anyone who has come across to any programming language for the first time.
  • Free of Cost: Since PHP is open-source language, therefore developers are allowed to use its components and all methods for free.
  • Flexible: Since PHP is a dynamically typed language, therefore there are no hard rules on how to build features using it.
  • Supports nearly all databases : PHP supports all the widely used databases, including MySQL, ODBC, SQLite etc.
  • Secured: PHP provides us a secure platform for developing websites as it has multiple security levels.
  • Huge Community Support: PHP is loved and used by a huge number of developers who love to share their knowledge with other people of the community who want to know about PHP.

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