PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is an Open source software.PHP is a powerful tool for making a interactive web services.PHP is most similar to HTML. Php is a server side scripting. They are executed on server.PHP supports the databases like Mysql, Oracle ..etc.. It is compatible with almost all servers like (Apache, IIS, ..etc.).
PHP file can contain both HTML tags, Text and scripts.
The extension of the PHP file are ".php", ".php3" or ".phtml"
Mostly ".php" is used.
To get an access to a web server with php support, you can
- Install Apache or IIS on your web server and Install PHP and Mysql
Download PHP for free here: http://www.php.net/downloads.php
Download MySQL Database:
Download MySQL for free here: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/index.html
Download Apache Server:
Download Apache for free here: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi