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What are the PHP features?

Creating a web site can be done in many ways.

Typically, PHP code is processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter implemented as a module, a daemon or a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable. 

The result of the PHP code interpreted and executed on a web server – which can be any type of data, such as generated HTML or binary image data – would form all or part of an HTTP response.


What are the PHP features?

There are various web templating systems, web content management systems and web frameworks that can be used to orchestrate or facilitate the generation of such a response. 

PHP can also be used for many programming tasks outside the web context, such as stand-alone graphics applications and robotic drone control. PHP code can also be executed directly from the command line.

The standard interpretation of PHP, powered by the Zend engine, is free software released under the PHP License. The PHP language has been widely ported and can be deployed on most web servers on various operating systems and platforms.

The PHP language is an open source, server-side programming language embedded in HTML and used to create dynamic web pages.

The extension of PHP pages is .php. PHP code can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases.

PHP code is open source, which means that it is freely available to the public.

Common uses of PHP include:

▸ E-commerce.
▸ Content management
▸ Blogs
▸ Forums and bulletin boards.