PHP - An Introduction
PHP is the most popular language used for web development. Unarguably the winner in terms of popularity. If you are planning to jump into building modern websites, choose PHP without even thinking for a second.
It is the number one programming language when it comes to web development and there are reasons to it.
PHP was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994.
Image of Rasmus Lerdorf by William Stadtwald Demchick via Wikimedia Commons.
Yes it is been more than 25 years now, PHP is live and rocking.
The first release of PHP was done in June 1995. It was then called as “Personal Home Page (PHP) Tools”. The initial PHP was as set of CGI binaries written in C. Rasmus Lerdorf wrote it to track visits to his online resume.
Now the PHP stands for the recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.