A PHP is an open source programming language through which we can develop web application.
Previously it was known as Personal Home Page but today it is well known as Hypertext Preprocessing.
It’s a good mixing of C & C++ languages. Its basic syntax is similar to the C language and Object oriented features are derived from the C++ language.
It offers a rich set of features and functionality that require by any language to develop a complete website.
Some of the advantages of PHP are as follow:
Advantages of PHP
1 – FREE OF COST
PHP is open source language developed and updated by the community of developers from all over the world. So we can freely use and distribute it.
2 – CAPABLE
It can be used to design any type of website and can handle websites with higher traffic. Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and many other widely popular websites use it as their framework. Beside this, it is a server-side scripting so it can do anything that other CGI programs can do.
3 – EASY
PHP is very easy language. its syntax and features are derived from popular C & C++ languages so if you are a C or C++ programmer, it will much easier for you. Beside this, its code can also be easily embedded into the HTML language.
4 – PLATFORM INDEPENDENT
It is a platform independent language so it can run on all major operating systems including Linux, UNIX, Mac OS and Windows.
5 – SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR WEB SERVERS
It supports all major web servers like Apache, Microsoft IIS, Netscape, personal webserver, iPlanet server, etc.
6 – SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR DATABASES
It supports all major databases including MySQL, dBase, IBM DB2, InterBase, FrontBase, ODBC, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.
7 – FASTER DEVELOPMENTS
Since it uses its own memory space, it decreases the loading time and workload from the server. As a result the processing speed and development is fast. Web applications like Ecommerce, CRM, CMS and Forums are also developed faster by it.
8 – SECURE
It provides multiple layers of security to prevent threats and malicious attacks.
9 – LARGE COMMUNITIES
Regular updates, tutorials, documentation, online help and FAQs on different issues can be easily found on its large community and forums
10 – HIGHLY TRUSTED
PHP is a highly trusted by thousands of developers and websites and this list is going on day by day. Doe to increasing versatile features and functionality and improvement, it has stood as more proven and trusted in the field of web development.