PHP started out as a small open source project that evolved as more and more people found out how useful it was. It is a recursive acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". PHP is a server-side scripting language that is embedded in HTML. It is used to manage dynamic content, databases, session tracking, even build entire e-commerce sites. It is integrated with a number of popular databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server. It supports a large number of major protocols such as POP3, IMAP, and LDAP. PHP4 added support for Java and distributed object architectures (COM and CORBA), making n-tier development a possibility for the first time.
To improve and understand coding in PHP.
- Varun Chouhan