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Basic Questions on PHP

Hey all! glad to see the comment posted on my previous blog i.e. Templates With PHP by Mayank. As he demanded to say about some basics about PHP, here I am going to post some basic questions on PHP which will facilitate the beginners and also those preparing for interviews. Enjoy!!

Q:- What is the full form of PHP?

A:- The full form of PHP is “Hypertext Preprocessor” the naming style of GNU.

Q:- Which type of language PHP is?

A:- PHP is server side scripting language often written in an HTML context. A PHP script is not directly sent to the client by the server. It is parsed by the PHP engine. The output from PHP code is combined with HTML in the script and the result sent to the user.

Q:- What is the difference between PHP and PERL programming languages?

A:- Perl programmer must use an external library or write code to acquire the data submitted by the user of web page, whereas PHP makes this data automatically available. A Perl programmer must install modules to enable him to write database-driven environments, whereas PHP bundles a powerful SQL database library and provides built-in support for a whole range of third-party databases.

Q:- What is the Zend Engine?

A:- Zend is an open source scripting engine that sits below the PHP-specific modules. The first version of the Zend Engine was introduced in 1999 along-with PHP version 4. The performance, reliability and extensibility of the engine played a significant role in increasing the popularity of PHP.

Q:- Which platforms, servers, and databases are supported by PHP?

A:- PHP is truly cross-platform. It runs on WINDOWS, most versions of UNIX, LINUX, and Macintosh OS. It supports a range of Web servers including APACHE, Microsoft’s Internet Information Server, WebSite Pro, the iPlanet Web Server, and Microsoft’s Personal Web Server.

Q:- What is the mode of installed PHP on server?

A:- On most servers PHP can be installed as a server module. Means it runs as part of the server process rather than the separate application. PHP is also installed as a standalone command-line application.

May I feel now the beginners are feeling free!! Please let me know your level of comfort. I will continue to post whatever I know.

Categories: PHP
  1. June 12, 2006 at 4:36 am

    Thanks Asit, It’s very nice post for beginners. Please add more questions about PHP.

  2. Ajai
    June 16, 2006 at 4:52 am

    Thanks Asit,
    its a great initiative that u hv taken for any struggler in PHP field.
    keep on bouncing with such blog.

  3. September 5, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Hmmm………………..well I don’t know what to say Asit. as I am out of touch of all this technical stuff. The only thing that I can say is its a good practice of maintaining blog so that people can see it………………….Continue with this habit

  4. September 6, 2006 at 9:30 am

    Thanks Shweta for your response. I would also like to suggest you to start blogging. It is good way to get involved into the information sharing. Please knock at this door.

    • utkarsh verma
      December 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      thanks sir it is benificial for everyone..

  5. December 28, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    What is the basic difference between LAMP and WAMP programing…?
    Where can i get remaining questions and answeres in php ?
    this is site is really good and usefull to read and underestood as well as for implementation…

  6. December 6, 2008 at 6:51 am

    i m in learning stage of PHP so its a very good option for me to read ur each and every question to improve my knowkedge day by day.

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