What Is PHP? PHP, initially created in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf under the name “Personal Home Page,” has evolved into an open-source scripting language known as Hypertext Preprocessor. This versatile language finds its application in managing dynamic content, databases, session tracking, and e-commerce sites. Surprisingly, PHP powers a significant majority of websites globally, boasting a 78.9% utilization rate among websites with known server-side programming languages. Notable entities such as Facebook, Wikipedia, Slack, WordPress, and MailChimp all rely on PHP’s capabilities.
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