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Web Host Manager by Aric Pedersen

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PHP: Hypertext Processor

PHP rather creatively stands for PHP Hypertext Processor. It is a dynamically processed scripting language that is well-suited for web development. HTML is wonderful, but it doesn't handle dynamically changing content well. PHP was designed with this sort of thing in mind. PHP is processed by the server at the time the script is accessed, and output is generated as appropriate. The person viewing the output would only see the output itself and not the PHP code that created the output (unlike viewing the source of a HTML page). The dynamically generated nature of PHP makes it a good choice for web scripts like forums, blogs, or content management systems whose content can change often.

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