PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

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PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.

PHP (recursive acronym for Php: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML (originally Personal Home Page). It is a language that was originally designed to produce dynamic web pages. For this purpose, PHP code is embedded into the HTML source document and interpreted by a web server with a PHP processor module, which generates the web page document. As a general-purpose programming language, PHP code is processed by an interpreter application in command-line mode performing desired operating system operations and producing program output on its standard output channel. It may also function as a graphical application. PHP is available as a processor for most modern web servers and as a standalone interpreter on most operating systems and computing platforms.

PHP was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995 and has been in continuous development ever since. The main implementation of PHP is now produced by the PHP Group and serves as the de facto standard for PHP as there is no formal specification. PHP is free software released under the PHP License. This host uses PHP version 7.2.6.

Useful Functions

At various times I develop Functions for use in sites to accomplish special formats or show unusual items. I’ve shown here some of those functions I have developed and your are free to use them wherever you’d like. All I ask in return is that if you do use one of them, please give me credit for having written the code with something like this in the credits section above the function code: /**  * @author:

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