PHP is a "backend" general purpose scripting language designed to interface easily to databases and provide for a means to create dynamic web pages. PHP is typically used on *NIX based systems, but ports have been made to support Windows as well.
PHP code is typically integrated into the the HTML pages themselves, providing an easy way of adding dynamic content to a web page. The latest version of PHP, can be found here
, is also designed to directly interface to a variety of databases, such as Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, to allow the creation of large, content-driven sites, for example, forums.
PHP is open-source freeware, and has a good user community. more information is available at www.php.net
by Mospaw edited by graffixx
last modified: 2005-06-14 10:55:16