Since its introduction back in 1995, PHP has rapidly become of the most popular and fastest growing server-side language, powering millions of web
sites and applications around the world.
PHP [Hypertext Preprocessor] is a free, extreme popular open-source server-side scripting language designed for creating robust and reliable dynamic
web sites for e-commerce and other mission critical Web applications.
PHP has evolved rapidly to be a fully featured, ease-to-use programming language for productive dynamic website development and PHP can easily
be embedded together with other web technologies as HTML.
The growing enterprise adoption of PHP-based web applications is a result of PHP's three key advantages over competing technologies:
Collaborative development leads to rapid technology advancement, superior code quality, a massive library of prewritten code, and comprehensive developer
support and documentation.
Designed for the Web
PHP has built-in features to handle the load demand and to simplify common Web programming tasks.
Ease of Use
Companies gain enhanced productivity of development teams and significantly reduced time-to-market of mission critical web applications.
Examples of enterprises who exploits the the business advantages of PHP are:
Cisco, WorldCom, NTT DoCoMo, CMG, Vodafone, Motorola, Siemens, Ericsson, CBS, Unilever, Philips, BMC, NTT, Air Canada, JAL, Lufthansa, Mitsubishi, OnVista, Lycos Europe, Deutsche Bank, NASA, W3C, Google, Yahoo!, Redhat, Lycos, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Sony Music, Bang & Olufsen and many many more...!
Today PHP is installed on more than 20+ million websites worldwide and on more than 1+ million web servers worldwide - and this trend is growing rapidly!
The best place to learn more about PHP is at the official website for PHP at php.net.