PHP is a server-side scripting language. Especially suited for the creation of dynamic web pages, this programming language offers web developers a large selection of instruments. PHP, which has become the basis for many web applications, allows easy insertion in HTML code and connection to MySQL and PgSQL Databases.
PHP was created in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf and means Personal Home Page language. Later, when the parser was rewritten and PHP version 3.0 saw the light of day, the meaning of the abbreviation changed to PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. The launch of PHP4 marked serious progress in the usage of the programming language. This is the first version powered by the Zend Engine, which allows working with encoded files through the Zend Optimizer. The latest, so far, version 5 introduced object-oriented programming support, as well as many improvements towards better productivity and security. Unfortunately, this PHP version still does not offer native support for Unicode or multibyte strings.