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.php

File Type PHP Source Code File IconPHP Source Code File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A PHP page is a Web page that contains PHP code. When a PHP page is accessed in a Web browser, the PHP scripts are parsed by the Web server, which generates HTML. The resulting HTML is then sent to the client's Web browser, which displays the Web page. Therefore, the user never sees the PHP code, but only the HTML.

PHP pages are often used to display dynamic content and to access data from back-end data sources, such as a MySQL database. Since PHP is open-source, it is a common language used to create database-driven websites on Apache servers.

Open With
Windows

IconAdobe Dreamweaver

IconEclipse PHP Development Tools

IconZend Studio

Macintosh

IconAdobe Dreamweaver

IconEclipse PHP Development Tools

IconZend Studio

Unix

IconEclipse PHP Development Tools

IconZend Studio

IconOther text editor

Updated July 15, 2009
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