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PHP is really a general purpose scripting language that's perfect for host-side web-development. It was developed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995 and it has been creating since. PHP originally stood for "Personal Homepage". He employed the pieces of Perl programs he termed his application to be maintained by PHP and record how much traffic his site was finding.

He wrote these as "C secret  language typical Gateway Interface" which permitted the ability to work with web forms and listings. In addition, it permitted people to start developing powerful web app. He unveiled and launched PHP/FI or "Private Website/Forms Translator Version 1.0" in August 8th 1995 to locate bugs and signal enhancement faster. This release had the functionality nowadays that PHP has. The format was just like Perl but more decreasing and simpler.PHP 2.

0A development staff began to type. They spent weeks working and beta testing and unveiled PHP/FI 2 in November 1997. Small after, the alphas of PHP 3 were released.PHP 3.0PHP 3.0 syntax to closely resemble of todayis PHP, produced by Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski in 1997. After discovering that PHP 2.

0 was way underpowered for e-commerce program. Andi, Rasmus and Zeev chose to work together and introduced PHP 3 because the successor of PHP/FI 2.0 and growth of it was ended soon after. The strength of PHP 3 was robust extensibility features. Additionally it offered a great structure for lots of API, methodologies and various sources to end-users. Another function was the introduction of target-oriented syntax help. Approximately 10PERCENT of web servers on the net had PHP 3 mounted from the end-of 1998.

PHP 3 was launched in July of 1998.PHP 4.0By wintertime of 1998, Andi and Zeev started working on spinning the PHP's key. They aims were to improve the efficiency of modularity and complex software of PHP's code-base. This brand-new motor named "Zend Engine", achieved those ambitions and was introduced in heart of 1999. PHP 4 was centered on this engine. Additional features were included and were officially released in May 2000.

PHP 4.0 included capabilities such as help for most more webservers, HTTP classes, output loading, safer means of handling user input and many new dialect constructs.PHP 5.0Today, PHP is being utilized by programmers throughout the globe and mounted on 20% of websites on the web. The most recent release PHP 5 was launched in July 2004 and is influenced from the Zend Engine 2.0 with new object model and plenty of fresh features.