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Hypertext Preprocessor is a general-purpose programming language!

Latest Version PHP 8.3.6 (64-bit)

Windows XP64/Vista64/Windows 7 64/Windows 8 64/Windows 10 64/Windows 11

Updated April 13, 2024
Author PHP Development Team
Category Developer Tools
License Open Source
Language English
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PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible, and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

PHP 64 bit (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

Instead of lots of commands to output HTML (as seen in C or Perl), pages contain HTML with embedded code that does "something" (in this case, output "Hi, I'm a PHP script!"). The code is enclosed in special start and end processing instructions that allow you to jump into and out of "PHP mode."

What distinguishes PHP from something like client-side JavaScript is that the code is executed on the server, generating HTML which is then sent to the client. The client would receive the results of running that script, but would not know what the underlying code was. You can even configure your webserver to process all your HTML files with PHP, and then there's really no way that users can tell what you have up your sleeve.

The best things in using PHP are that it is extremely simple for a newcomer, but offers many advanced features for a professional programmer. Don't be afraid to read the long list of PHP's features. You can jump in, in a short time, and start writing simple scripts in a few hours.

Previous versions More »

8.3.6 April 13, 2024 30.81 MB 8.3.4 March 16, 2024 30.8 MB 8.3.3 February 15, 2024 30.8 MB 8.3.2 January 19, 2024 30.78 MB 8.3.1 December 22, 2023 30.78 MB 8.3.0 November 24, 2023 30.78 MB