Introduction to PHP

PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic web pages. In an HTML document, PHP is enclosed within special PHP tags.


Because PHP is embedded within tags, the author can jump between HTML and PHP instead of having to rely on heavy amounts of code to output HTML. And, because PHP is executed on the server, the client cannot view the PHP code. PHP can perform any task any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases.


You can get more information about PHP on our servers by making a PHP page that contains:

 <?php phpinfo(); ?>  .