What do think about PHP? Will this language can help me in my web development.
Well, according to me, PHP, arguably is the most popular Web scripting language in the world. I think, it will surely help you in your web site development.
if you have worked with a language such as C or Perl in the past, you will find the going much easier.
I do have worked with C in the past, but as we all know this is not a web programming language, but the PHP is. But, my question is will this could provide me in storage of lot information, which I want to collect it by survey on Internet.
I am late in joining, but, I will say that PHP is designed to integrate well with databases, so for this, I this type of website, this would be best for development.
Yes, this is true, PHP is a language that has outgrown its name. It was originally conceived as a set of macros to help coders maintain personal home pages, and its name grew from its purpose. Since then, PHP’s capabilities have been extended, taking it beyond a set of utilities to a full-featured programming language, capable of managing huge database-driven online environments.
PHP is the most popular Apache module available, beating mod_ssl, Perl, and FrontPage.
I also wanted to know, how it works?
PHP officially known as PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a server-side scripting language often written in an HTML context. Unlike an ordinary HTML page, a PHP script is not sent directly to a client by the server; instead, it is parsed by the PHP engine. HTML elements in the script are left alone, but PHP code is interpreted and executed. PHP code in a script can query databases, create images, read and write files, talk to remote servers—the possibilities are endless. The output from PHP code is combined with the HTML in the script and the result sent to the user.
PHP is also installed as a command-line application, making it an excellent tool for scripting on a server. Many system administrators now use PHP for the sort of automation that has been traditionally handled by Perl or shell scripting.