# PHP Tutorials

## PHP Tutorials

PHP is widely used server side scripting languageÂ and also PHP is an open source scripting language. PHP is mainly focused onÂ web development toÂ interact withÂ HTML elements using dynamic content from database or other web services.The present chapter PHP Tutorials gives the basic idea of PHP.

## History

The inventor, creator, and first developer of PHP is Rasmus Lardorf. The initial part of PHP was developed for his personal use in 1994.

Lerdorf, back then when he created PHP, had a problem to solve himself. He want the dynamic content of his web server, but didn’t want to use Perl or the other technologies dominant at that time for that purposes, so he created his own language, which would eventually become PHP.

PHP is very popular. It is used by both smaller websites, more simple applications, and very complex websites such as Facebook.

## Before Beginning

PHP is very pragmatic and quite easy to get into.Before going to start learning PHP, basic knowledge of following is needed.

Below code is the basic example of PHP.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>