PHP Related FAQS

  • What is PHP?

    PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly.

  • What PHP stands for?

    PHP stands for:Hyper Text Preprocessor. PHP is a server-side scripting language,like ASP. PHP scripts are executedon the server. P

    HP supportsmany. Databases(MySQL,Informix,Oracle,Sybase,Solid,PostgreSQL,GenericODBC,etc. PHP is an open source software (OSS).

  • Why select PHP?

    PHP runs on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.). PHP is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.). PHP is FREE to download from the official PHP resource: PHP is easy to learn and runs efficiently on the server side.

  • What are the differences between PHP 3 and PHP 4?

    Here's a list of some of the more important new features:

    • Extended API module.
    • Generalized build process under Unix.
    • Native HTTP session support.
    • Generic web server interface that also supports multi-threaded web servers Improved syntax highlighter.
    • More powerful configuration system.
    • Reference counting.
    • Output buffering support.

  • Where can we obtain PHP Code?

    We can download PHP from any of the members of the PHP network of sites. We can also use anonymous CVS to get the absolute latest version of the source.

  • What is the difference between PHP and JavaScript?

    Javascript is a client side scripting language, so javascript can make popups and other things happens on someone's PC. While PHP is server side scripting language so it does every stuff with the server.

  • Can I get the screen resolution and like with php?

    The answer is no, then you are probably asking why can't I do that with php. OK here is a longer answer. PHP is a serverside scripting language and therefor has nothing to do with the type of a specific client. Then you might ask why can I then get the browser agent from php?", thats because that information is sent with the initial HTTP headers upon requst to the server.

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