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What's the scoop on html servers and PHP?

I'm been trying to figure out PHP for a while now but I'm still not quite
sure of it's purpose. It PHP and apache together for example, an application
server? Is PHP more limited than languages like C C++ or Java?


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Jul 16 '05 #1
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Bill Cunningham wrote:
I'm been trying to figure out PHP for a while now but I'm still not quite
sure of it's purpose.
Dynamic content for web pages... Well, that was at least its initial
purpose. Now you could also use it for most scripting or application
programming tasks.
It PHP and apache together for example, an application
Kind of, yes.
Is PHP more limited than languages like C C++ or Java?

Depends on what you mean by 'more limited'. PHP wont buy you anything if
you have to write a driver, an OS, embbeded programs and the like. Nor
will Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, Rebol, etc.

Now if it's for scripting or web applications, PHP is somewhat less
'limited' than C.

As usual, the answer is 'use the right tool fr the right task'. And I'd
give you just one advice : try and learn PHP, it's quite easy (took me
two day to write my first PHP site - a gallery for painter - and I'm not
a seasonned pro). Then you won't have to ask, you'll know by yourself.


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