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PHP

PHP

PHP is a programming language originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML, but can be used from a command line interface or in standalone graphical applications. 

PHP is a fundamentally Internet-aware system with modules built in for accessing FTP servers, many database servers, embedded SQL libraries such as embedded MySQL and SQLite, LDAP servers, and others.

 PHP 5.2.5

Price
Free to download

Size
7.5MB
License

PHP License

Developer
Rasmus Lerdorf

Website
www.php.net

System Requirements

Support Sites:
PHPDeveloper.orgPlanet PHP, Codewalkers, Dev Shed, DevNetwork Forums, Zend Developer Zone, afup.org
, PHP Quebec, New York PHP, PHP Everywhere, MySQL PHP FAQ

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Key features include:

  • HTTP authentication with PHP
  • Cookies - PHP transparently supports HTTP cookies
  • Sessions - Session support in PHP consists of a way to preserve certain data across subsequent accesses. This enables you to build more customized applications and increase the appeal of your web site
  • Dealing with XForms - defines a variation on traditional webforms which allows them to be used on a wider variety of platforms and browsers or even non-traditional media such as PDF documents
  • Handling file uploads
  • Using remote files
  • Connection handling
  • Persistent Database Connections
  • Safe Mode
  • Support for SAPI type (Server Application Programming Interface) named Command Line Interface

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