What is PHP ?

PHP is a recursive acronym for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor” — It is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

PHP is a server-side scripting language, executed on the server, PHP supports many databases (MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC, etc.), PHP is open source software PHP is free to download and use.