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    What is PHP ???

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    it's a scripting language for unix servers.

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    PHP is a Hypertext Pre Formatter.

    When a browser requests a .php page from a server, the php engine will run first and evaluate any php code that resides in the page. I.e. if a page contains <? $var = 5; echo $var ?> the php engine will 'spit out' 5 in that place.

    You can think of php as being CGI build right into your html pages.

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    can i also add that php is NOT unix only, it will also run on NT, 95, and 98 - and very well on them.

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