This chapter describes the open source web scripting language that is called PHP and approaches the description from the perspective of an experienced IBM i developer. Because there are many books about how to use PHP, the fundamentals of PHP are not heavily described in this chapter. Instead, the chapter focuses on many of the aspects of the PHP experience as it applies to IBM i.
12.1 What is PHP
PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is an open source, server-side scripting language that controls more than 244 million websites1 around the world ...