The advantages of PHP for the development of applications and websites
by Gaurav Gupta
PHP is a widely used programming language for the development of dynamic web pages. Unlike what happens in a static page, where the content that is displayed is always predetermined, in the dynamic pages the content is generated at the moment of the visualization, from variable data. For example, a buying website can order and filter a product list based on user-specified preferences. On a static page, however, it would be practically impossible to generate that variety of display modes.
The interactive possibilities of PHP find application in forums, blogs, e-commerce portals and any site that requires interacting with databases, since it offers a perfect integration with MySQL and Oracle, among other systems. That is why it can be useful to develop administrative, commercial and management programs. It also facilitates the editing of web pages: content management systems like Word Press and Joomla offer the user a friendly interface through which they can modify PHP documents without directly accessing the server. In recent years the use of this language for the development of applications on the APIs of Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps and other services has become very frequent.
PHP works on almost every platform imaginable and guarantees a high execution speed, in addition to excellent stability. Its security is reinforced by the fact that the original code remains hidden from the user: the browser runs it and shows it “translated” to HTML. Unlike other languages (like ASP, Microsoft) is free and open source. And thanks to a huge community of developers worldwide, it has extensive documentation.