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PHP is a widely-used general-purpose open source scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
While PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, it is now said to stand for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, a recursive acronym.
It is one of the possibilities for the P in LAMP (a set of technologies used in many web back-ends, including Linux, Apache, and MySQL, notable for being free, open-source software in contrast to proprietary technologies such as those from Microsoft) along with Perl and Python.
PHP files are often found as text files with the extension .php