Before you are going to start PHP you should have a basic knowledge of the following :
What is PHP ?
- PHP :: Hypertext Preprocessor
- PHP is server side scripting language
- PHP is open source scripting language
- PHP is free of cost and its free to download and use.
Why PHP ?
- PHP runs almost on all of the platform like Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.,
- PHP is compatible with most of the web servers like Apache, IIS, mongodb, etc.,
- PHP supports wide range of Databases like MySql,Sql,PgSql,etc.,
- We can download PHP from www.php.net
Characteristics of PHP
- The PHP script is executed on the server, and the plain HTML result is sent back to the browser.