PHP means – Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive backronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP code may be embedded into HTML code, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks. PHP is a server-side scripting language. that is used to develop Static websites or Dynamic websites or Web applications.
1) Web Pages and Web-Based
A website is a group of globally accessible, interlinked web pages which have a single domain name. It can be developed and maintained by an individual, business, or organization. The website aims to serve a variety of purposes. A web application is a software or program which is accessible using any web browser.
2) Web Content Management Systems
A subsection of Content Management is Web Content Management or WCM. A WCMS is a program that helps in maintaining, controlling, changing, and reassembling the content on a webpage.
3) eCommerce Applications
e-commerce is just the process of buying and selling produce by electronic means such as by mobile applications and the Internet. Ecommerce refers to both online retail and online shopping as well as electronic transactions.
4) GUI-Based Applications
While PHP is largely used as a scripting language for web-based applications, PHP employs it for
creating desktop GUI based applications.
5) Create Flash
Flash elements like login-form and email form can be easily created and incorporated into dynamic web pages using PHP.
6) Data Representation
PHP can be used to create a variety of graphs, charts, scatter-dot plots, and other means of graphical representations.