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July 11, 2016updated 25 Jan 2017 4:49pm

What is PHP?

Learning to develop on the web? PHP is one you'll want to know about.

By James Nunns

PHP, which stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, is a open source general purpose scripting language that is typically used for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

The server side scripting language is designed for web development, but it can also be used as a general purpose programming language.

With the ability to embed it into HTML code, or to use it in a combination with various web translate systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks, PHP code is a popular choice for many developers.

Why should you use PHP? Find out on the next page.

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