Getting into PHP

Last week we started looking at the Web server scripting language PHP. As we saw, the open source language is not only wildly popular, but also supported by a range of commercial tools. Add to that a great support site and a tremendous library of documentation and you can see why PHP is so highly regarded.

So PHP looks good, but what is the language really about?

Well, remember that PHP is a scripting language so its role is to augment the functionality of Web servers when it comes to dynamically handling content. The PHP interpreter runs as a Common Gateway Interface application or, on Microsoft

This story, "Getting into PHP" was originally published by Network World.

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