PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

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(PHP) An Open Source, server-side, cross-platform, scripting language used to create dynamic web pages.

PHP can be embedded in HTML using special tags like:

 <?php echo '<p>Hello World</p>'; ?>

This is stored in a file with a ".php" extension. The web server passes the file to the PHP interpreter which executes the code in the <?php ... ?> tags. The tagged code is then replaced with its output, typically ordinary HTML, in the response sent to the web browser.

PHP is a recursive acronym.

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Last updated: 2010-03-20

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