PHP is a general-purpose server-side scripting language that is used to create dynamic and interactive web pages quickly.
Before you begin this PHP tutorial, it is necessary that you have a basic understanding and experience of the following:
- HTML - PHP can be written with HTML, so it's essential.
- Basic programming knowledge - If you have any traditional programming experience like C, then learning PHP will be very easy for you.
A quick look at the example of PHP script and detailed description is given in the PHP Syntax page.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>PHP Script Example</title> </head> <body> <?php echo "Hello world, I'm a PHP script!" ?> </body> </html>
Click on the Run button to see how it works.
Hello world, I'm a PHP script!
The above PHP example is written with HTML, and it has been used to print text on the web browser.