PHP Hello World

by Vincy. Last modified on July 6th, 2023.

This is the first post on my PHP blog, Phppot. I am starting this blog with enthusiasm, love, and confidence. I hope I will add some value to the PHP community.

Following the tradition, let me start with the Hello World program in PHP. The following script displays the sentence “Hello, World!” in the browser. It is a simple code. There are two basic ways of doing this hello world print, and they are using ‘echo’ or ‘print.’

The difference between using ‘echo’ and ‘print’ is,

  • The echo statement prints the arguments passed to it and does not return any value. But the ‘print’ statement prints the argument and returns a value of 1. Since it returns a value, the ‘print’ statement can be used in expressions.
  • The echo statement can take multiple parameters, and the print statement takes only one parameter.

Example Hello World Code using Echo

echo "Hello, World!";

Example Hello World Code using Print

print "Hello, World!";

In this context of printing ‘Hello, World!’, both ‘echo’ and ‘print’ are the same.

PHP Hello World Output

Written by Vincy, a web developer with 15+ years of experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science. She specializes in building modern, lightweight websites using PHP, JavaScript, React, and related technologies. Phppot helps you in mastering web development through over a decade of publishing quality tutorials.

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