What is PHP?

If you are here, you probably already know what is it. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server side programming language with which you can build dynamic web applications. Most of the web as we know it runs with PHP!

Wait, what is a server?

Oh my, the server is just like your Mac or PC, but is on the other side of the screen. The server crivionweb runs on is now interpreting and executing PHP code to serve you the web page you are reading. Server side means that php scripts, work inside a PHP server engine and that the code to be interpreted and executed by this module. That's why PHP is not a popular programming language for offline applications, despite being very powerful.

How to learn PHP?

You can find php tutorials in hundreds of websites, or buy some excellent books. The best resource being the free, official, manual on php.net website. But we all learn better when we apply our skills to a real world task. That's why all the tutorials here at crivionweb.com are light on theory, and point straight to giving you worked examples and well formed solutions. Get an idea for a project, do a search on this blog, and go ahead creating some great web application.