PHP is a recursive acronym, it means Hypertext Pre-processor (initially PHP Tools, or Personal Home Page Tools). It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, but the main implementation of PHP is now produced by The PHP Group and serves as the de facto standard for PHP as there was no formal specification. Released under the PHP License, the Free Software Foundation considers this as free software license.
It can be deployed on most web servers and on almost every operating system and platform free of charge. PHP is installed on more than 20 million websites and servers in a million, the number of sites in PHP has shared some of his predominant domain with other new languages not as powerful since August 2005. Wikipedia website is developed in PHP. It is also the most popular Apache module among computers using Apache as web server.
Although everything in its design aims to facilitate the creation of websites, you can create applications with a graphical user interface, using the PHP-GTK or PHP-Qt. It can also be used from the command line, in the same way as Perl or Python can do; to this PHP version is called PHP-CLI (Command Line Interface).
When the client makes a request to the server to send you a website, the server runs the PHP interpreter. This processes the requested script and will generate dynamic content (eg. obtaining information from a database). The result is sent to the server by the interpreter, who then sends it to the client. By extension it is also possible to generate PDF files, Flash, and images in different formats.
Allows connection to different types of database servers such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, ODBC, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Firebird, and SQLite.
PHP has also the ability to be run on most operating systems such as Unix (and such as Linux or Mac OS X) and Microsoft Windows, and can interact with popular web servers as there is in CGI version, module for Apache, and ISAPI.
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