PHP has an unique place in website development. It was introduced at a right time when web based business were in new trend. Soon it became one of the heavily used language for creating online applications. Few basic reasons are,
Apart from the above, PHP has its unique features that leads more popularity. Since 1994 when PHP development was started, it has migrated over several versions.
||Perl/CGI script (PHP 1.0) introduced by Rasmus Lerdorf. The Expansion is Personal Home Page / Form Interpreter.|
||With slight modifications in Form Interpreter(PHP 2.0) to handle form entries.|
|PHP 3 – (1998)||
||Language core was changed by Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans and PHP refers to PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.|
|PHP 4 – (2000)||
||With features for supporting enterprise-oriented applications.|
|PHP 5 – (2004)||
||PHP core was almost stabilized with this release. Later 5.X releases has slight enhancement.|
The development team is processing upon version 6 to provide Unicode support via PHP.
PHP is one of the best choice for creating web applications. Because it supports advanced web constellations. It supports most of the popular databases, libraries. PHP script can be embedded with hypertext and client-side script.
With these collective integration, PHP as an open-source attracts people in web development businesses. Currently, most renowned websites are using PHP. For example, Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and more. As per 2013 metrics made by online research agencies like Netcraft, more than 200 million websites is using PHP.
This PHP code tutorial was published on April 11, 2013.