What Is PHP?- Get The Full Details

What Is PHP?- Get The Full Details

PHP codes as it’s known today is the successor to a product named PHP/FI. It was Created in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf, the very first incarnation of PHP was a simple set of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) binaries written in the C programming language.

rasmus lerdof

It’s first usage was for tracking visits to his online resume, he named the suite of scripts “Personal Home Page Tools,” more frequently referenced as “PHP Tools.”

As time went by, more functionality was desired, and Rasmus rewrote PHP Tools, producing a much larger and richer implementations. The new born model was capable of database interaction and more, providing a framework upon which users could develop simple dynamic web applications such as guestbooks.

In June 1995, Rasmus released the source code for PHP Tools to the public, which allowed developers to use it as they saw fit. This also permitted  and encouraged  users to provide fixes for bugs in the code, and to generally improving the codes.

Now PHP codes are an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic web pages.
PHP pages have the extension .php.

PHP codes can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases outthere.

PHP codes are an open source, that means it is available to the public for free.Common uses of PHP are:

  • In ecommerce
  • In Content Management
  • In Blogs
  • And in Forums/Bulletin Boards

Hope this was of a great help to many, and in case you need any further help please drop me your questions  in the box below.


Sam Ammouri

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