PHP is a great language to learn. PHP can be very useful if you wanna go out to develop web APP that you can sell. It’s very easy to learn and you can use it to create very useful things. With PHP, with a little bit of knowledge, you can start creating programs that you can start putting on your website or your client’s website. Literally, within days of working language, PHP is very easy.
With PHP, it allows you to dynamically write the HTML, JS, and CSS as the pay is being delivered to the end-user. When you log into a website and it says “Hello, Blablabla(your name)”, the reason that happens is when you log into the website and the site uses PHP and knows your name, it dynamically write all the HTML and put your name up there.
The other thing that’s good with PHP is that it allows you to work with data. PHP is an intermediary between the text files or to SQL or other databases. If you want to write information to a file or database, you will use PHP. So if you go to a website and there’s a little form and has a little submit button, when you click that submit button, that’s the button that triggers a PHP script. That PHP script will then go and circuit database or text files. If you’re thinking what website out there most uses PHP, that would be Craigslist and Facebook.
PHP scripts run on the webserver. When you try to access the webserver and the script is run, all the information or process is done on the web server itself. Only the results are sent to your computer. So basically you access the webserver, the webserver will write out the HTML file and then will only send you the HTML file. All you need are a basic text editor and a web server in order to create PHP programs. Use FTP to upload and download the script from server. All you need to do is to upload the script to the server
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