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Some Interesting PHP facts

PHP Facts

PHP Facts

I would like to share some interesting facts about PHP which anyone related to this language should know. These facts can also be very imporatant for the beginners as it will give them a basic overall understanding of this useful language and also for experienced developers who are unaware about it.

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  1. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page.
  2. PHP was originally designed to replace a set of Perl scripts to maintain his Personal Home Pages (also known as PHP).
  3. PHP which is now officially known as ‘Hypertext Preprocessor’ was released in the year 1995.
  4. Initially written as a set of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) in ‘C’ (1994).
  5. PHP was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995. He wrote the original Common Gateway Interface (CGI) binaries.
  6. Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans, two developers at the Technion IIT, rewrote the parser in 1997 and formed the base of PHP 3.
  7. PHP 3 was official launched in June 1998.
  8. Suraski and Gutmans rewrote the PHP 3’s core, producing the Zend Engine in 1999. They also founded Zend Technologies in Ramat Gan, Israel.
  9. On May 22, 2000, PHP 4, powered by the Zend Engine 1.0, was released.
  10. On July 13, 2004, PHP 5 was released, powered by the new Zend Engine II. PHP 5 introduced full featured object-oriented programming support. It was there in PHP 3 and PHP 4 but only the basic features.
  11. PHP is free software released under the PHP License, which is incompatible with the GNU General Public License (GPL) due to restrictions on the use of the term PHP.
  12. PHP was originally designed to create dynamic and more interactive web pages. It is the most widely-used, open-source and general-purpose scripting language.
  13. It is possible to use PHP in almost every operating system. PHP can be used in all major operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and RISC OS.
  14. It is the most widely-used, open-source and general-purpose scripting language. PHP was originally designed to create dynamic and more interactive web pages.
  15. It is a server-side scripting language often written in a HTML context.
  16. PHP code in a script can query databases, create images, read and write files and talk to remote servers.
  17. The output from PHP code is combined with HTML in script and the result is sent to the user.
  18. PHP uses procedural programming or object oriented programming and also a mixture of them.
  19. The latest version of PHP at the time of posting is PHP 5.4.11. Recently announced by the PHP team is the the release of PHP 5.5.0alpha4 which is under testing. This release fixes some bugs from alpha3 and add some new features.
  20. Some of the biggest online brands, such as Facebook, ProProfs, Digg, Friendster, Flickr, Technorati, and Yahoo! are powered by PHP.
  21. It is the most widely-used, open-source and general-purpose scripting language. PHP was originally designed to create dynamic and more interactive web pages.
  22. PHP is installed on over 20 million websites and 1 million web servers.
  23. 75% of Web 2.0 sites are built in PHP.
  24. There are about 5 million PHP developers worldwide.

 

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4 Responses to “Some Interesting PHP facts”

With thanks. Quite a lot of advice.

By w3scope - 17 August 2013 Reply

good information.
Nishant, which PHP framework do you recommend?

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By admin - 26 August 2013 Reply

Hi w3scope
This is a very controversial question and i will answer it in very simple way ie, it completely depend on your requirement. FOr eg: if you are creating a ecommerce site then Magento is considered best and for blogs WordPress is the king.

By neha - 11 August 2014 Reply

The name “PHP” is an acronym that stands for “Perpetually Horrid Programming”.
PHP is the world’s only Esolang to be used in actual production software.
Every time you create a variable in PHP, three puppies are killed.
PHP is not FDA-approved to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
PHP was originally created as a practical joke. It grew out of hand because the memo announcing “April Fools!” was accidentally sent through a PHP mailing script and was thus never actually received.
You loose five strands of hair for every minute you spend writing PHP code. You do the math.

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