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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)

Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is also a server-side scripting language where scripts are executed on the server and returned to the browser as plain HTML, like ASP. PHP runs efficiently on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.) and is compatible with almost all servers used today (Apache, IIS, etc.). It supports many databases, such as MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC, and more.7

A PHP document has a file extension of .php and can contain text, HTML tags, and scripts. A script always starts with <?php” and ends with “?>. The script can be placed anywhere in the PHP document. Each code line in it must end with a semicolon, which is a separator and is used to distinguish one ...

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