Interesting Fun Facts About PHP Programming Language [2024]

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Interesting Fun Facts About PHP

Some interesting facts about PHP programming language are not commonly known among the PHP development community.

PHP has millions of PHP Developers and it is the most popular server-side scripting language all over the globe. There are in-demand PHP frameworks that can help you smooth and advance the process of web development.

Personal Home Page – Initially, PHP was the abbreviation for Personal Home Page.

It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf (Danish-Canadian programmer) and released in 1995 as a “Hypertext Preprocessor”. It was initially written as a set of CGI (Common Gateway Interface) in ‘C’.

Rasmus Lerdorf

PHP is Designed to Replace a Set of Perl Scripts:

Basically, PHP is designed to replace a set of Perl scripts to maintain Personal Home Pages.

PHP designed to replace a set of Perl scripts

PHP 3:

In 1997, two PHP developers their name are Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans rewrote the parser and formed the base of PHP 3.

They also rewrote the PHP 3’s core, producing the Zend Engine in 1999 as well as founded Zend Technologies in Ramat Gan, Israel. After that, Zend Engine 1.0 was released in the year 2000.

Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans

PHP 5:

Simultaneously, PHP 5 introduced object-oriented programming support but it received criticism due to lacking native Unicode support at the core language level, instead only supporting byte strings.

Therefore, Andrei Zmievski who was the project head initiated bringing native Unicode support throughout PHP.

Andrei Zmievski

PHP is a Server-Side Scripting Language:

PHP uses procedural programming or object-oriented programming and also a mixture of them.

It is a server-side scripting language often written in an HTML context. The output from PHP code is joined with HTML in the script and the result is sent to the user.

PHP is Server-Side Scripting Language

PHP is Free:

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.

PHP is Free

Why PHP Designed:

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.

Its code in a script can query databases, create images, read and write files, and talk to remote servers.

Why PHP Designed

Where Can We Use PHP:

It can be used in all major operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and RISC OS.

Also, it has implemented a mandatory sign-in feature to make your website secure by PHP that asks for a valid username and password.

PHP used in all major operating systems

It is very popular and has 5 million PHP developers worldwide.

Top Websites Created in PHP:

Lastly, the biggest online brands, such as Facebook, Digg, ProProfs, Technorati, Yahoo, and Flickr! are powered by PHP.

Top Websites Created in PHP

Simple and flexible:

PHP is very simple to learn and use as compared to other scripting languages.

It is flexible to edit as it has error reporting features that can catch any error arising in the development of the application

Hope you like these interesting facts about PHP.

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By Amit Gupta

Founder and CEO of SAG IPL

Amit Gupta, who is the CEO and Founder of SAG IPL, founded this company with the vision to become the #1 provider of quality-driven and cost-effective blockchain marketing and development services in the world. As a Chartered Accountant with a keen interest in software and web development, he manages a team of over 200 professionals, comprising designers, developers, and marketers, committed to delivering top-notch web, software, mobile, and blockchain solutions to clients worldwide. Linkedin


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