The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. PHP is basically used for developing web based software applications. In order to develop and run PHP Web pages three vital components need to be installed on your computer system.

Web Server-

-PHP will work with virtually all Web Server software, including Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) but then most often used is freely available Apache Server.


-PHP will work with virtually all database software, including Oracle and Sybase but most commonly used is freely available MySQL database

PHP Parser-

In order to process PHP script instructions a parser must be installed to generate HTML output that can be sent to the Web Browser.

Now a days, PHP is heavily used for developing low cost web solutions for variety of purposes. Also as PHP is an open source, many users are contributing continuously to make PHP feature rich.


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