PHP


PHP is an acronym for "PHP Hypertext Preprocessor" and is an open source server-side scripting language. It was designed for web development, but can also be used for desktop applications.

Advantages

  • Has a large community and many scripts and libraries are available on the Internet
  • Runs on many platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X)
  • Compatible with most of the web servers (Apache, IIS, nginx)
  • It is open source, so bugs can be quickly found and fixed
  • Has support for custom extensions, that can be written in C or C++ (in order to improve performance in critical areas)

Disadvantages

  • It is open source, so if there are any bugs, they can be used to exploit the weaknesses
  • Not enough support for desktop applications

Components

  • HTTP authentication
  • Supports Cookies
  • Supports Sessions
  • Handles file uploads
  • Connection handling
  • Persistent Database Connections

Development tools

  • Eclipse
  • NetBeans
  • Zend Studio

Versions

  • 1.0
  • 2.0
  • 3.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.1
  • 4.2
  • 4.3
  • 4.4
  • 5.0
  • 5.1
  • 5.2
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 7.0

 


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