What is PHP?

PHP Stands for "Hypertext Preprocessor." (It is a recursive acronym, if you can understand what that means.) PHP is an HTML-embedded Web scripting language. This means PHP code can be inserted into the HTML of a Web page. When a PHP page is accessed, the PHP code is read or "parsed" by the server the page resides on. The output from the PHP functions on the page are typically returned as HTML code, which can be read by the browser. Because the PHP code is transformed into HTML before the page is loaded, users cannot view the PHP code on a page. This make PHP pages secure enough to access databases and other secure information.

Benefits Of Dynamic Web Development

  • Easier to update content - Using a CMS web interface for managing content will allow you to make changes easily. For example, you can add a blog post on the go from on your mobile. With a static site this is not as convenient for the non tech savvy.
  • More flexible - When creating your own dynamic website, you have full control of the wheel to create whatever interactive feature you like.