PHP is a Server-Side Scripting language designed initially for web programming, but is also used as a general-purpose programming language.

The name PHP is actually a recursive acronym that stands for HyperText PreProcessor, however when it was created it stood for Personal Home Page.
PHP was created in 1994 and is one of the more popular web languages in use today: (as of 2013-01) it's been installed on more than 240,000,000 sites and 2,100,000 servers, and is also the back-end to facebook's technology stack, which is the most popular website in the history of the WorldWideWeb.


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