PHP (PHP w3schools)
PHP stands for “PHP Hypertext Preprocessor” and it is used send and receives data from the server. It evaluates form data submitted by a user to the serve and help store data into a database etc. PHP supports a number of database as CUBRID, DB++, dBase, filePro, Firebird/InterBase, FrontBase, IBM DB2, Informix, Ingres, MaxDB, Mongo, MongoDB, mSQL, Mssql, MySQL, OCI8, Paradox, PostgreSQL, SQLite, SQLite3, SQLSRV, Sybase and tokyo_tyrant (as per php.net).
PHP is used to get information from a user and send to it the server using a form. It gets the data back to the user from the server to get desired information. It is used to create user logins to allow desired users to view specific contents etc
In short PHP is used to make dynamic and interactive Web pages. It is free and open source server scripting language.
It allows the program that interrelates with the user, control the browser, and dynamically can create the HTML content.
|Developed by||Brendan Eich (1995)||Rasmus Lerdorf (1994)|
|Easy to use existing code||Yes||Yes|
|Server side scripting language||No||Yes|
|Client side scripting language||Yes||No|
|Upper and lower case boolean variable||No||Yes|
|Case sensitive to variables||Yes||Yes|
|Case sensitive in function||Yes||No|
|Objects & Arrays interchangeable||Yes||No|
|Requires HTTP to execute||Yes||Yes|
|Updates files on server||No||Yes|
|Execute with browser window||Yes||No|
|Memory Management (garbage collection)||Yes||Yes|
|Support of features||Less||More|
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