Thursday, April 13, 2006

PHP and Its glory!!

Have you ever wondered How the most used domain works ?
It is based on PHP.
Whats this PHP?
Its a server side scripting language like JSP & ASP.
Its used for developing webpages.
There are three main areas where PHP scripts are used.
Server-side scripting. This is the most traditional and main target field for PHP.
Command line scripting. You can make a PHP script to run it without any server or browser. You only need the PHP parser to use it this way. This type of usage is ideal for scripts regularly executed using cron (on *nix or Linux) or Task Scheduler (on Windows).
Writing desktop applications. PHP is probably not the very best language to create a desktop application with a graphical user interface, but if you know PHP very well, and would like to use some advanced PHP features in your client-side applications you can also use PHP-GTK to write such programs.
PHP can be used on all major operating systems, including Linux, many Unix variants (including HP-UX, Solaris and OpenBSD), Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, RISC OS, and probably others.
With PHP you are not limited to output HTML. PHP's abilities includes outputting images, PDF files and even Flash movies (using libswf and Ming) generated on the fly. You can also output easily any text, such as XHTML and any other XML file. PHP can autogenerate these files, and save them in the file system, instead of printing it out, forming a server-side cache for your dynamic content.
One of the strongest and most significant features in PHP is its support for a wide range of databases. Writing a database-enabled web page is incredibly simple.

5 comments:

Sriram S said...

Hi Pavi,

Thanks for your comments on http://unixdesk.blogspot.com

You have a good one here.

Regards
Sriram

karthik thangaraj said...

It's really great that you write on computing...and webdesigning... i too maintain a blog on computingMy Blog... you could pay a visit to my siteBrainsplash which is a kind of students forum i developed...

And one great aspect about PHP is it's entirely free....

looking forward to your writings..

pavi said...

Thanks guys for ur comments

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