Introduction to web development with PHP

Introduction to web development with PHP First we should understand what is PHP. PHP is an abbreviation of PHP: Hypertext pre-processor. It is a server-side scripting language. It is used for the development of dynamic and interactive web applications. The first version of PHP come the year 1994. Initially, it was called Personal Home Page.

It is continually developing likePHP3.0,  PHP4.0, PHP4.1, PHP4.2, PHP4.3, PHP4.4, PHP5.0, PHP5.1, PHP5.2, PHP5.3, PHP5.4, PHP5.5, PHP5.6, PHP7.0, PHP7.1, PHP7.2, PHP7.3, PHP7.4, PHP8.0, PHP8.1, PHP8.2, etc.

PHP 5 and the previous version use the Zend engine  But PHP 7 and the after version uses Next Generation  Engine.

All the latest version is faster than their previous version and they use new syntaxes and architecture.

Which improves coding, performance, and security.

All PHP scripts an executed on the Apache server and return plain HTML on the browser.

It is open-source and free to download.

PHP is a power full,  easy to learn, and useful for developing large web applications.

PHP files can contain PHP script, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Text.

PHP file extension is test.php

PHP support approx all database, Like MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MSAccess, MongoDB, etc.

PHP can run various platforms like LINUX, Windows, Mac OS, etc

PHP is compatible approx all servers like Apache, IIS, etc.

Since, PHP is a Scripting language It can do all programming-related tasks like encrypting data, file handling, looping, array, string function, object-oriented programming, etc.

In PHP several Content Management System is available like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, ProCMS, TYPO3, Butter CMS, etc.

In PHP several framework is available Like, CakePHP, Codeignitor, YII, Zend framework, LARAVEL, etc.

In PHP several E-Commerce is available Like Magento, Prestashop, X-cart, Bigcommerce, etc.

A lot of popular websites and web applications are using PHP, Like Facebook, Yahoo, Slack, Mailchimp, Wikipedia, etc

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