What is PHP Web Development?
PHP Web Development is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.
It was originally created by Danish-Canadian programmer 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 initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.
PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter implemented as a module, a daemon or as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable.
On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code – which may be any type of data, such as generated HTML or binary image data – would form the whole or part of a HTTP response.
Various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks exist which can be employed to orchestrate or facilitate the generation of that response.
Additionally, PHP Web Development can be used for many programming tasks outside of the web context, such as standalone graphical applications and robotic drone control.
Arbitrary PHP code can also be interpreted and executed via command-line interface (CLI).
See Also: WordPress
PHP can generate the dynamic page content
PHP can create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server
PHP can collect form data
PHP can send and receive cookies
- It's a quick and easy server-side scripting language for web development and general use.
- Large community, widely used. Most problems faced by a web developer have pre-existing solutions.
- Global configuration parameters can change language semantics, complicating deployment and portability.
- Constantly changing. There hasn't been a release of PHP that didn't have a number of problems.