About PHP

PHP (HYPERTEXT PREPROCESSOR) is a server-side scripting language use to make dynamic websites. 

But Nowadays this language is also used as a powerful backend language for creating web-based enterprise-level applications. The purpose of these applications is to control the overall check and balance of any organization.

Besides this PHP is used by the most famous social platform which is FACEBOOK.

One of the most renowned content-management systems WORDPRESS also uses PHP as a backend language.

PHP is used with android applications or games with JSON.

This language is  fast execution no need of os support from client-side. Scripts written in PHP is run on the server and display/ show the output in the client browser.

The server for PHP is apache which executes the script and shows the result in the form of HTML on the browser’s screen.

PHP use the MySQL database to store information.  

PHP is free and open-source which means around the globe anyone will be contribute and people are contributing day by day and make it more efficient, fast, reliable for newbies.


  • Simple & Easy

  • Case Sensitive

  • Error Reporting

  • Open Source

  • Interpreted

  • Efficiency & Flexible

  • Real-Time Monitoring

  • Platform independent

  • Familiarity

  • Free

 Versions of PHP & Release of PHP



1.08 June 1995


1 November 1997
3.06 June 1998 
4.022 May 2000
4.110 December 2001
4.222 April 2002
4.37 December 2002
4.411 July 2005
5.013 July 2004
5.124 November 2005
5.22 November 2006
5.330 June 2009
5.4 1 March 2012
5.520 June 2013
5.628 August 2014
6.xNot Released
7.03 December 2015
7.11 December 2016
7.230 November 2017
7.36 December 2018
7.428 November 2019
8.0Q4 2020 or Q1 2021 


Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP

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