Make PHP Sites

Last updated: 2015-02-28

What is PHP?

PHP is a versatile open-source script programming language. It doesn't need to be compiled like other languages (C, C++, Java, etc). It's not a design language. Unlike javascript, it runs on the server rather than the user's web browser.

What can I do with PHP?

PHP can be used for exchanging information with databases and web servers, performing mathematical operations, creating and modifying files, and making interactive applications.

Where should I start?

There are powerful tutorials all over the web. There are great YouTube videos with demonstrations of specific PHP operations. PHP also has a great website with extensive documentation:

Since you're already here, why not start with our great examples and tutorials?