PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈhaɪpərˌtɛkst preprocessor/

Acronym

PHP

Definition

A server-side scripting language that allows for dynamic websites where information can be updated and interacted, with the ability to access a relational database such as MySQL for storage and retrieval.

Commonly referred to as simply PHP, the name is a recursive initialism. Examples of websites that utilize PHP are Facebook, Flickr, and WordPress.

Category

Web Design

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