Hypertext Preprocessor“. PHP is a
server sidescripting language. PHP scripts will run and interact with the servers and gives the HTML output.
PHP is a language that is used for web development by web developers.Originally PHP was known as “Personal Home Page Tools”. Later on after PHP version 3 it is being known as PHP Hypertext Preprocessor.
PHP is used on millions of servers world wide. Now a days, PHP is a very powerful language, which is widely used for CMS(like wordpress, Joomla, Drupal) and it is being used in many frameworks. For example, Zend framework, Cake frame work, etc. PHP plays main role in E-commerce Sites and in the social networking sites also.
.php. Then a client web browser request is then initiated to the
web serverwhere the entire website is located including the PHP files.
The web server directs the request to the
PHP interpreter and runs the PHP files and generate a new page file which has an extension
.php by communicating with the databases, file systems and email servers. But this new file comes to the client as
HTML. All the PHP scripting process is done on the web server. The final product that comes in is the HTML. Thus PHP gives life to HTML.