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With 240 Million Websites, PHP is Celebrating its 21st Birthday Today

First released on 8th June 1995, PHP is a server-side scripting language widely used to develop dynamic websites. PHP stands for “Personal Home Page” that can be used in combination with several web content management system, and frameworks. It has been using by the most developers and designers in web development for 21 years. According to Wikipedia, approx 240 million websites are created today using PHP.

PHP can be deployed on all kinds of operating system and platform. Moreover, it is used to form charts and other graphics. Being a designer, you can build image links or control a thumbnail image gallery. While providing Facebook integration, PHP also performs typical website duties i.e. authenticating users, accepting passwords, and managing forum posts & guest books. With PHP, it is easy to develop a website that allows users to generate and manage the content.

How was PHP development invented?

PHP development was designed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995. Previously, he used to write various Common Gateway Interface programs in C to maintain his personal homepage. Later, he continued them to communicate with databases. Soon, several additional features were added and it became a powerful language and not just a collection of tools. Its first version 1.0 was released on 8th June 1995. In 1 November 1997, it came with several exciting features as a PHP/FI 2.0 and today we are using PHP 7.1.

Advantages of PHP

  • PHP provides you with a plethora of uses that make it an excellent tool for handling any kind of projects. Several popular software products like WordPress and phpBB utilize PHP to execute various tasks.
  • PHP can also be installed directly into a web page, making it a reliable tool that is capable of handling anything from displaying information to performing custom tasks in a scheduled manner.
  • PHP is clear and easy to understand. If you have knowledge of the HTML, you can easily learn and use PHP.
  • There is no cost associated with PHP; it is available for free. On the contrary, other scripting languages like JPS, ASP require paid hosting.

Limitations of PHP

Before start working on a PHP website, you must know that PHP is a pre-processor language means that any PHP scripts are executed before the web page is displayed. However, you cannot change PHP scripts after the page has been displayed. You can overcome this limitation by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). It will enable you to change what is on a webpage without restoring the entire page.

Today, PHP is celebrating its 21st birthday and it will be definitely going to rule web development for several years to come. If you are looking for a creative PHP development company in India to get an amazing website for your business, you have landed at the best place. We at Baymediasoft offer the most innovative PHP, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, and Magento development services at the affordable price.

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