May 23, 2008

Digging up PHP

PHP: (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a computer scripting language, originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. It is for server-side scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in standalone graphical applications.

While PHP was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995, the main implementation of PHP is now produced by The PHP Group and serves as the de facto standard for PHP as there is no formal specification. Released under the PHP License, the Free Software Foundation considers it to be free software.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. It generally runs on a web server, taking PHP code as its input and creating web pages as output. It can be deployed on most web servers and on almost every operating system and platform free of charge. PHP is installed on more than 20 million websites and 1 million servers, although the number of websites with PHP installed has declined since August 2005. It is also the most popular Apache module among computers using Apache as a web server. The most recent major release of PHP was version 5.2.6 on May 1, 2008.


In relation to the article I have wrote previously entitled, "The Power of Open Source" came to my mind on the most used web scripting today, its an open source type of programming technology, and a versatile programming languages, it comes to a many different frameworks, to mention a few, there's the Smarty, CodeIgniter, Symfony (the framework that was used in building and, and many other frameworks in cyberspace, we might not know, the future maker of a new framework based on PHP programming language is you, who knows?

PHP is used in building dynamic websites, wherein it elaborates the use of basic HTML codes plus a combination of Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) and your site will be an overwhelming and dynamic one. There is also an option if you want to make your site very useful where you may want to encode and save records, another tool that was used in combination with what is called phpMyAdmin, its a tool to manage a set of databases and record tables where your data are stored. Some PHP-based websites are run by a database, wherein all the commands needed to run a dynamic website are stored in a database, it is called "database-driven website", and are very obvious examples of a database driven sites. PHP also supports image development through the use of the basic image HTML code. It also supports audio and multimedia file types, and it has also a capability of uploading and downloading of files.

PHP is truly a useful and the most versatile web scripts among others in web development. So you can try them right now and start making wonderful, dynamic and useful sites out of PHP web scripting. You can start learning everything about PHP in this link.

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