PHP is an acronym and stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". PHP is a widely-used as one of the open source scripting language. It's scripts are executed on the server side. It is one of the open source language.
The function of PHP go along with :
- PHP code are executed on the server, and the result is returned to the browser as plain HTML.
- PHP files have extension ".php".
PHP code is usually processed by a PHP interpreter implemented as a module in the web server or as a common gateway interface (CGI) executable.
The web server combines the results of the interpreted and executed PHP code, which may be any type of data, including images, with the generated web page.