PHP, an open source server side scripting language, has become a very popular tool in the recent years. Through it one can create extremely dynamic web pages with content that is capable of interacting with relevant databases. This feature is a big advantage for all those who wish to develop web based software applications.
Benefits of PHP
- It is open source programming language, runs on almost every server including windows, linux, solaris etc.
- Low execution and maintenance cost.
- Hundreds of open source applications are available which reduce the development cost/time by 40-50%
- Easily compatible with many web 2.0 technologies like Ajax, flex
- Supports almost all the databases.