PHP used to stand for Personal Home Page, but now it means Hypertext Preprocessor (if you ignore the order of the initial letters). It’s a server-side scripting language that’s very commonly used in website development, including web templates, frameworks, and content management systems (CMS). PHP code is often embedded within a page’s HTML markup; in fact, many webpages you’ve come across on the Internet have the .php extension.
The current iteration of PHP is PHP7, a richer version than PHP5 because it contains a wealth of new operators and supports strict type declarations for function arguments. Plus, it interprets faster than previous PHP versions.
The usefulness of PHP extends beyond the Internet. It also can implement standalone graphical applications.
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