Introduction to Hypertext Pre-Processor (PHP)
Internet and Web based online applications are performing very important role in business and entertainment industry.
Two decades back, a famous quote
“If your business establishment is not on the Internet (online based), then your business will be out of business context.”
Founder of Microsoft- Bill Gates
The Web based Internet application ensures the success of critical business in real world competitions. The legacy programing languages didn’t meet out the expectations of latest Internet concepts and executions.
In earlier 1990’s British scientist Tim Berners-Lee introduced the concept of Internet and World Wide Web (WWW). These concepts required a new set of programming languages over the network communication. These programming languages are recently called as Web scripting languages.
The Web scripting languages has many policies which is easy to handle and solve the critical business problems around the world. In Later 1990’s many Web scripting languages were introduced to support the Internet online business.
PHP (Hypertext Pre-processor) is a one of the important server side Web and general purpose scripting language invented by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. It is very simple and lightweight open source server side scripting language. It can easily embed with HTML and other client side scripting languages like CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and Java script. It also creates dynamic and interactive Webpages in the real time Web development projects.
It is a competitor and alternative for other server side scripting languages like Microsoft ASP (Active Server Page) and JSP (Java Server page). Recent statistics of server side scripting language usage depict that 78.9 % of Website are developed by PHP scripting language.