PHP (Pre-Hypertext Processor) formerly
PHP (Personal Home Page)
is a server-side scripting language that ressembles Perl. It is opensource and free.
It does many of the same things Microsoft ASP (Active Server Page)
did, but faster and more flexibly. You can embed excecutable
code in your HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), and it gets executed by
server. The PHP language has C-like for loops, associative arrays
(arrays indexed by strings), hooks to easily extract data from
and smooth SQL (Standard Query Language) integration. PHP
starts to fall apart for large projects because it lacks object oriented features.
object and classes. However, PHP was designed to be fast to type, not easy to maintain.