Introduction - LEARNING PHP AND MYSQL (2015)



PHP is originally a personalized home page i.e. Now used as a server side scripting language. It is used and executed on server. It was introduce mainly for web designing purpose. PHP was actually created Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. At present it is hypertext preprocessor. It is used for server side web development. It can be used as a command line scripter. It can be used as a GUI for the client. It helped many software frameworks to provide RAD i.e. rapid application development. It provides dynamic contents to client.


Logo of PHP

History of PHP

· PHP development was started by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994.

· He started keeping his personal home page to write a series of CGI i.e. common gateway interface in C.

· In 1997 the parser was rewritten by Zeev Suraski and Andy Gutmans which lead to the existence of basic PHP.

· There had been only two stable releases with all security and bug fixes.

· PHP has a mascot which is blue elephant which was designed by Vincent Pointer.

Future of PHP

· The version 5.0 and 5.5 which were released are respectively supported till date June 2016 and August 2017.

· Version 7.0 will be released in mid October of 2015 and will be supported till 2018.

· Version 7.0 is released with the feature of uniform variable syntax, bitwise shift consistency across platform and return type declaration.

· Version 7.0 will complement its already existing parameter type declaration.

· Version 7.0 will also rectify all the already existing long time flaws of PHP.

Licensing of PHP

· PHP is a free software released free of cost software.

· Its license states that- product derived from PHP may not be called PHP, nor may PHP name should be appeared without prior written permission from

· You may indicate that your software had been working with PHP by saying FOO instead of PHP.

· Should not state it as PHPFOO or phpfoo.