10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PHP !
Are you getting started with PHP ? Then you gotta know these facts about php. It will help to generate interest in yourself and encourage others to learn php.
Many of these facts are reason for PHP being so popular. I can across these ones while learning the stuff online, doing some research. These may seem basic stuff, but you should know it any case. Its always to make your foundation strong every time, no matter what you are learning. Right ? So, here we go !
1] PHP which is officially known as ‘Hypertext Preprocessor’ was released in the year 1995.
2] PHP was originally designed to replace a set of Perl scripts to maintain his Personal Home Pages (also known as PHP).
3] It is the most widely-used, open-source and general-purpose scripting language. PHP was originally designed to create dynamic and more interactive web pages.
4] It is a server-side scripting language often written in a HTML context.
5] PHP code in a script can query databases, create images, read and write files and talk to remote servers.
6] The output from PHP code is combined with HTML in script and the result is sent to the user.
7] It is possible to use PHP in almost every operating system. PHP can be used in all major operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and RISC OS.the PHP engine and the PHP code can be used on any platform, which makes PHP extremely flexible.
8] PHP is a popular language because it can be embedded directly into HTML coding.
9] PHP can be used to make your website secure by implementing mandatory sign in feature – asking the user or the administrator to enter a valid username and password.
10] There are about 5 million PHP developers worldwide.