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What Is PHP

PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. PHP generally runs on a web server, taking PHP code as its input and creating Web pages as output. However, it can also be used for command-line scripting and client-side GUI applications. PHP can be deployed on most web servers and almost every operating system and platform free of charge. The PHP Group also provides the complete source code for users to build, customize, and extend for their use. PHP primarily acts as a filter. The PHP program takes input from a file or stream containing text and special PHP instructions and outputs another stream of data for display.

All of our newer servers are running PHP 5.3. Many of our current clients are using PHP 5.2. Although PHP 5.3 has been available for some time, there have been many changes, and still much software out there is not compatible with 5.3.

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