What is PHP? What does PHP stand for?

Self-referentially short for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. In an HTML document, PHP script (similar syntax to that of Perl or C ) is enclosed within special PHP tags. Because PHP is embedded within tags, the author can jump between HTML and PHP (similar to ASP and Cold Fusion) instead of having to rely on heavy amounts of code to output HTML. And, because PHP is executed on the server, the client cannot view the PHP code. PHP can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases.

PHP is fully supported on all hosting accounts with Heart Internet. For more information about PHP we suggest looking at www.php.net

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Account Manager at Pixel Internet, Doug has been with us from day one. With over 10 years experience working in the web design and search engine optimisation industry, Doug's input and contribution to the growth of the company has been invaluable.

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