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Introduction to PHP

PHP, as a web programming language, the most popular web programming language of world. It has still been being developed continuously by many programmers. Differ from others PHP is working on all platforms. Especially it is preferred for systems which have low sources. If you look at web sites, you will see that most web sites was built with PHP. Also biggest websites have built with PHP such as facebook, youtube and twitter.

Why should I learn PHP?

Some of Php’s competitors, are Perl, Asp.Net, Java and Coldfusion. Php is more powerful than these languages. Why?

  • High performance
  • Connectability to many database systems.
  • Integrated libraries for frequend used web processes
  • Low cost
  • Easily learning and using
  • Powerful object oriented support
  • Portability
  • Published source codes

Now, we will analyze these advantages.

High Performance

Php is very efficient. Only using a cheap server, you can provide service millions visitors. If you use many commercial servers, your capacity will be limitless. Performance tests that published by Zend Technologies, show to us that PHP the best than its competitors.

Database Integrations

Php has many local connections that suitable to many database systems. As addition to Mysql, you can connect to many database systems such as PostreSQL, mSQL, Oracle, dbm, Interbase or so much.  Also, PHP5 has a integrated interface for provide to accessing a flat file(SQLite).

Thanks to Open Database Connectivity Standard(ODBC), you can connect to databases that It is provided ODBC driver.

Integrated Libraries

Php has many integrated libraries for that can be realized helpful processes for web. Because It has been designed for web. It can create gif pictures, connect to web services or other network services using a few lines codes.  You can send emails, work cookies or create PDF documents.


Php is free. You can always download last version from php.net.

Easily Learnability

In PHP syntax is used C, Perl and other languages as base. If you know C-related languages like C, C++, Perl or Java, you can start using PHP now.

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