About PHP

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive acronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

Paradigm Imperative, functional, object-oriented, procedural, reflective
Designed by Rasmus Lerdorf
Developer Zend Technologies
First appeared 1995
Typing discipline Dynamic, weak
Implementation language C (primarily; some components C++)
OS Unix-like, Windows
License PHP License (most of Zend engine under Zend Engine License)
Website  php.net