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Thread: PHP - QUESTION.

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    Can someone tell me what's the difference of a normal html page and a page containing php? what's so good about php? I've read some tutorials but I still don't understand it. But first of all I wanna get an an idea what does php does.

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    PHP is a server side language, whereas HTML is client side. This means that PHP code cannot be viewed by the client because it is executed before the page loads for them. This means that before the page loads, the content (or HTML code) of the page can be added on the server side, meaning that it is dynamic (changes) whereas with HTML it is static (stays the same). The best part of PHP probably is that it can be used to connect to databases and retrieve (or add) information.

    For more information check out http://www.php.net/
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    Simply put, PHP allows you to have completely dymaic content whereas with HTML the page can never change unless you upload a new version of it. For example, these forums are powered by PHP (ignore the .html in the URLs ).
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    this forum is made with php, and mySQL is the database for it, dynamic pages made with with php are almost (if not impossible) to make with HTML, because it was designed for simple text, and not the flexible designs that are used today...


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