PHP Introduction: A guide for PHP learners

· Dev & Design

Up untill very few people even attempted scripting on the internet, let alone mastered.

Though many people started building their own websites, scripting languages become
more important. This has made scripting languages easier to learn and PHP is one among
those scripting language. PHP is the most powerful scripting language.

What Is PHP?

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor and is a server-side scripting language.
It means that the script is run on web browser and not on users browser.
Therefore there is no need to worry about compatibility issues. PHP is comparitively
new language unlike Perl (CGI) and Java). PHP is becoming one of the
most popular scripting language on the internet.

Why Learn PHP?

There might have arised a question in ur mind, Why to learn PHP? when there are other languages
such as Perl. Why should learn a scripting language at all?. Learning a scripting language can
open up many new possibilities for your website. You might have observed that pre-made scripts downloaded
from sites often contain advertising for the Author or will not do what exactly we want it to do.
But if u have the knowledge of scripting language you can edit to make it work as you wish or can easily
create your own script.

A script in your web-site allows to add many interactive features like message boards,
guestbooks, feedback forms, counters, content management, advertising managers, portal
systems and many other features. When all these fetures are found in your website it gives
a professional image to your web-site.

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