Since its introduction back in 1995, PHP has rapidly become of
the most popular and fastest growing server-side language, powering
millions of web sites and applications around the world.
PHP is a free, extreme popular open-source server-side scripting
language designed for creating robust and reliable dynamic web sites
for e-commerce and other mission critical Web applications.
PHP has evolved rapidly to be a fully featured, ease-to-use programming
language for productive dynamic website development and PHP can
easily be embedded together with other web technologies as HTML.
The growing enterprise adoption of PHP-based web applications is
a result of PHP's three key advantages over competing technologies:
- Open Source
Collaborative development leads to rapid technology advancement,
superior code quality, a massive library of prewritten code,
and comprehensive developer support and documentation.
- Designed for the Web
PHP has built-in features to handle the load demand and
to simplify common Web programming tasks.
- Ease of Use
Companies gain enhanced productivity of development teams
and significantly reduced time-to-market of mission critical
Examples of enterprises who exploits the the business advantages
of PHP are:
Cisco, WorldCom, NTT DoCoMo, CMG, Vodafone, Motorola, Siemens, Ericsson,
CBS, Unilever, Philips, BMC, NTT, Air Canada, JAL, Lufthansa, Mitsubishi,
OnVista, Lycos Europe, Deutsche Bank, NASA, W3C, Google, Yahoo!,
Redhat, Lycos, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Sony Music, Bang & Olufsen
and many many more...!
Today PHP is installed on more than 20+ million websites worldwide
and on more than 1+ million web servers worldwide - and this trend
is growing rapidly!
The best place to learn more about PHP is at the official website
for PHP at php.net.
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