PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. It is a widely-used, open source scripting language used for scripts that are executed on the server and it is freeware.
It is a server side scripting language used to develop attractive and dynamic web pages. It can be integrated with a number of popular databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Some advantages of PHP are as follows:
- PHP performs system functions, i.e. from files on a system it can create, open, read, write, and close them.
- You add, delete, modify elements within your database through PHP.
- It can handle form data.
- Access cookies variables and set cookies.
- It can encrypt data.
<html> <head> <title>PHP Script</title> </head> <body> <?php echo "<h1>Hello World</h1>"; ?> </body> </html>