PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a popular programming language. This language is used to create dynamic websites that interacts with databases. This will be a long series of post to guide the beginners to help in the learning process of PHP.

Features of PHP

  • PHP is built for Web. It’s a server side scripting language.Though various languages can be used for server side scripting , PHP is always the best choice.

  • PHP can be easily embedded with HTML. We can create dynamic , database driven websites.

  • PHP supports various database types like MySQL, Oracle , PostgreSQL etc.

  • PHP is very fast ! In recent versions of PHP like PHP7.0 it shows very good performance.

Why you should learn PHP ?

  • Most of the website are built with PHP.
  • Learning PHP is easy . It has C/C++ like syntax.
  • PHP has a huge community. You can get help from others from a site like StackOverflow.
  • A lot of PHP jobs are available. There should be constant demand for PHP developers. PHP programmers are highly paid.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS will be very helpful
  • Knowledge about various database will be helpful.
  • You don’t need to learn C/C++ or Java for learning PHP. If you learned any of these programming languages , learning PHP will be very easy for you.