PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
PHP is mainly focused on server-side scripting, so you can do anything any other CGI program can do, such as generate dynamic page content, collect form data, send and receive cookies and much more
PHP can be used on all major operating systems, including Mac OS X, Linux, many Unix variants (including HP-UX, Solaris and OpenBSD), Microsoft Windows, RISC OS, and probably others.
PHP also has support for most of the web servers today. This includes Personal Web Server, Netscape and iPlanet servers, Oreilly Website Pro server, Apache, Microsoft Internet Information Server,Caudium, Xitami, OmniHTTPd, and many others.
For the majority of the servers PHP has a module, for the others supporting the CGI standard, PHP can work as a CGI processor.
Here are some key features of "PHP":
· HTTP authentication with PHP.
· Dealing with XForms.
· Handling file uploads.
· Using remote files.
· Connection handling.
· Persistent Database Connections.
· Safe Mode.
· Using PHP from the command line.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Ignore QUERY_STRING when sent in SCRIPT_FILENAME. (Remi)
· Fixed some possible memory or resource leaks and possible null dereference detected by code coverity scan. (Remi)
· Log a warning when a syscall fails. (Remi)
· Fix build with system libgd >= 2.1 which is now the minimal version required (as build with previous version is broken). No change when bundled libgd is used. (Ondrej Sury, Remi)
· Fixed bug #64765 (Some IPv6 addresses get interpreted wrong). (Boris Lytochkin)
· Fixed bug #64159 (Truncated snmpget). (Boris Lytochkin)
· Fixed bug #64770 (stream_select() fails with pipes returned by proc_open() on Windows x64). (Anatol)