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PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)

Last updated: November 5, 2011

What Does PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) Mean?

PHP is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, a scripting language used to create dynamic and interactive HTML Web pages. A server processes PHP commands when a website visitor opens a page, then sends results to the visitor’s browser.

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Techopedia Explains PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)

PHP is very easy for beginners and also offers many advanced features for professional programmers. PHP runs most efficiently on an Apache server, but it can also run on IIS. PHP is an open-source and cross-platform language. It can be built as an Apache module or a CGI script. As an Apache module, PHP is very fast and lightweight, allowing for quick turnaround.

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