Features of PHP

PHP Features

In this PHP TUTORIAL, we learn about the language PHP and for which purpose it used when it came into being who made PHP and all these things are (PHP for beginners).

PHP is a Server Side Scripting Language that runs on the server. 

PHP word came out from Personal Home Page in the earlier history. Nowadays it stands for HyperText Preprocessor. PHP runs on Linux servers (web).

It was developed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994.  

PHP is an open-source backend scripting language( A scripting language is a language that particularly works when an event is occur).  

Main Theme of  This Language

The basic purpose for this language is to build up a link between the user and the Server to access data. It is designed to work with HTML  and embedded with Html. Mostly the output of the PHP page is in HTML.

So, here the question arises what a Server can do?

a server can contain Database and it can store and retrieve the user data using MYSQL(OPEN SOURCE RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM).

PHP is used for creating DYNAMIC WEBPAGES( A DYNAMIC WEB PAGE is a page that’s content can be changed or added without disturbing the old content.

And we can also collect form data and add it to the database using programming languages like (login details, any query that submitted at any website). It can also provide control 

access feature that which content is to access or which is not.

We can also encrypt the data using PHP.

 PHP is mostly used in web applications. Many of trending websites are made up of PHP. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a website that provides knowledge about anything that we type on the google search bar. And this site is the most favorite site of google because it has a lot of backlinks (inbound, outbound) and it has all the information about a topic. 

Open Wikipedia

  • Facebook

Another most famous social platform is FACEBOOK it is one of the biggest social networks over the internet or in all the world. People using Facebook to chitchat with there fellow, friends and close relatives and make new friends from all over the world. 


  • Friendster
  • Flickr
  • Tumblr
  • Flipkart
  • Fotolia
  • Digg

Frameworks that are made with PHP are mentioned Below:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal 
  • Laraval
  • CakePHP
  • Symfony
  • Yii
  • CodeIgniter

PHP supports several most renowned databases like (MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, DB2 and PostgreSQL).

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