PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (or simply PHP) is a general-purpose programming language originally
designed for web development. It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994; the PHP reference implementation is
now produced by The PHP Group. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive initialism
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.
PHP code may be executed with a command line interface (CLI), embedded into HTML code, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks. PHP code is usually processed by a PHP interpreter implemented as a module in a web server or as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable.