PHP is the famous open source programming language and is commonly used for website development. PHP is a very simple language as it is easy to understand, free to use and easily available over internet. PHP language was started in 1995 and was known as Personal Home Page and now it is called as PHP Hypertext Preprocessor . PHP is powerful and flexible language, which is used to create dynamic web pages. PHP can be run over multiple platforms like Windows, linux, UNIX.
Here are some of the advantages of PHP web development to creating a website:
1. PHP is free to use. It can be easily downloaded and distributed , you don’t need to pay. It is used by millions of people and large group of web designers and developers around the world. There is no restriction of what you do or don’t with the Language.
2. PHP fully supports HTML coding, means it can be easily embedded into html. This enables your web server to process web pages before they are actually displayed in the user’s web browser.
3. PHP is generally human friendly, as it simple and easy to learn and understand than other high level programming languages such as C, C++, ASP or ASP.net.
4. PHP is a proven technology and used by the number one visited website in the world Like Facebook. Some other famous websites like Wikipedia, Yahoo, Digg, Flickr and WordPress also use PHP. From the top 20 websites ranked over search engines, four websites use PHP.
5. PHP reduces your server bills while running on you window based server. Millions of PHP developers and business website design Companies are using PHP Now a days.
6. Processing speed of php is quiet faster than other programming languages. PHP pages take less time to load.
7. Best part of PHP is that it can be easily run on all major operating systems like Mac OS, windows, Linux etc. And this is one of the reasons that large businesses choose php for their corporate website design, as they can easily integrate their existing web application with PHP.
8. PHP is the most user friendly language, which can be easily customized and implementation of ready made scripts and functions is also easy with PHP.