There is always a question in the mind of people that why PHP is used that much, and why it’s become more popular with every forth coming day, these are those people who are not aware of the benefits of using PHP
The benefits of PHP are:
1. Easy to Use
In HTML code is embedded. To jump into and out of “PHP Mode” the PHP code is enclosed in special start and end tags.
echo “Hi, I’m a PHP script!”;
2. Cross Platform
a) The best thing in PHP is that it can be run at almost any web server on several operating systems.
b) The wide range of supported databases is another strong feature of PHP
Web Servers: Netscape Enterprise Server, Apache, Microsoft IIS, Caudium
Operating Systems: Windows NT/98/2000/XP/2003/vista/7, UNIX (HP-UX, OpenBSD, Solaris, Linux), Mac OSX
Supported Databases: Velocis,Unix dbm, Direct MS-SQL, MySQL, ODBC, Oracle (OCI7 and OCI8), Solid, Sybase, PostgreSQL, Hyperwave,IBM DB2, Informix, Ovrimos, FrontBase, mSQL, Ingres, InterBase, Adabas D, FilePro (read-only)
3. Cost Benefits
Cost benefits always get edges over other product but if it comes with ease to use and also supporting cross platform then it becomes the famous thing in the world. This is what PHP is all about a blend of all the features. The open source code means everyone around the world contribute towards fixing the bugs in PHP. PHP several add-on technologies are also free