PHP

PHP Intro

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed specifically  for the web. Within an HTML page, you can embed PHP code that will be executed each time the page is visited. Your PHP code is interpreted at the web server and generates HTML or other output that the visitor will see.
PHP was introduced in 1994. As of November 2007, it was installed on more than 21 million domains worldwide, and this number is growing rapidly. You can see the current number at http://www.php.net/usage.php
PHP is an Open Source project. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page and now stands for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor.
A Simple PHP Script

<?php
echo “Hello Web!”;
 ?>

Output : Hello Web!

Beginning and Ending a Block of PHP Statements
When writing PHP, you need to inform the PHP engine that you want it to execute your commands. If you don’t do this, the code you write will be mistaken for HTML and will be output to the browser. You can designate your code as PHPwith special tags that mark the beginning and end of PHP code blocks.
shows four such PHP delimiter tags.

PHP Start and End Tags
Tag Style Start Tag End Tag
Standard tags <?php ?>
Short tags <? ?>
ASP tags <% %>
Script tags <SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”php”> </SCRIPT>
Example 1  :

<?
echo”Hello Web!”;
?>

Example 2 :

<?php
echo”Hello Web!”;
?>

Example  3 :

<%
echo “Hello Web!”;
%>

Example 4 :

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”php”>
echo “Hello Web!”;
</SCRIPT>

You can also put single lines of code in PHP on the same line as the PHP start and end tags:

<? echo “Hello Web!”; ?>

Combining HTML and PHP
A PHP Script Incorporated into HTML

<html>
<head>
<title>Listing 3.2 A PHP script including HTML</title>
</head>
<body>
<b>
<?php
echo “hello world”;
?>
 </b>
 </body>
 </html>

As you can see, incorporating PHP code into a predominantly HTML document is simply a matter of typing in the code. The PHP engine ignores everything outside the PHP open and close tags.
You can include as many blocks of PHP code as you need in a single document,interspersing them with HTML as required. Although you can have multipleblocks of code in a single document, they combine to form a single script. Any variables defined in the first block will usually be available to subsequent blocks.

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