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What is PHP? If you own a website or need a website built, you might want to know the answer to that question.

PHP is a popular and widely used programming language used for website development. PHP stands for PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor.

Consider - in 1999 it is estimated there were over 100,000 websites using PHP to enhance their own website. Today, there are over 1,000,000 websites using PHP.

In the early years of the Internet, most sites were static text pages. As the Internet evolved, people wanted websites with more interactive functionality, such as guest books and contact forms. PHP was the perfect tool and still is today.

PHP is a very robust and mature programming language. It was first released in 1995 and has grown to become one of the preferred languages for website development. It runs server side and is very secure.

As a matter of fact, most hosting companies provide PHP with their hosting packages.

If you need an interactive website, with features like guest books and contact forms, you can learn PHP programming yourself, buy a website package, or hire a Professional PHP Programmer.

Most people do not have the time to learn a programming language. One recent client purchased a do-it-yourself website kit from a large domain re-seller. These kits, though offering basic websites that can work for some people, have little functionality and offer limited features. After struggling with it, this client hired me to build his website. After completion, he now has a site that is beautiful and has great functionality and interactive features his clients want. His website is far beyond what a website-kit could have ever provided. The difference PHP!

Professional PHP Programming

Keith began his programming career over 20 years ago. In 1999 he became proficient in HTML and PERL programming languages. Since that time, he has been helping businesses and individuals build websites and over the past year has also assisted clients in Internet marketing and search engine optimization. This combination has allowed Keith to move beyond only website development to consulting with clients in using the Internet to their success. Keith is a trusted, professional PHP programmer.

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gerdonhanry:
PHP is Server-side language,Open source,Operating simply in any OS,Speedy and so many benefits are there.
It is used in creating a Blog pages and commercial websites.

rmartin345:
PHP, which stands for "Hypertext Preprocessor", is a server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages.PHP runs on Windows NT and many Unix versions, and it can be built as an Apache module and as a binary that can run as a CGI.PHP has many open-source libraries included with the core build, and many more are readily available.

narkissajohn:
PHP is a Open Source language. PHP programs can also run in Windows and Unix.  PHP IS scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. PHP can interact with MySQL databases.

mickyjulien:
PHP is a Open Source language. PHP programs can also run in Windows and Unix.  PHP IS scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. PHP can interact with MySQL databases.

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