I know the first question that runs into your mind, when you read the title: “What is Open Source?”
The term “open source” refers to something which is publicly available for people to make changes freely. And the second question, “What is an open source script?” An open source script contains source code that anyone can examine, modify and enhance. And the third, “What is PHP script?” PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to server-side web development, in which case PHP generally runs on a web server. Any PHP code in a requested file is executed by the PHP runtime, usually to create dynamic web page content or dynamic images used on websites or elsewhere. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) was used by programmers as a server side scripting language for HTML to make web pages dynamic.
Now that you hopefully have an overall idea, let’s see how effective the open source PHP scripts are in the market.
Advantages of PHP
PHP is an open source script which is completely free. It also updates rapidly in its functionalities. As PHP provides a well-suited platform for developers and for script development, it’s also cost effective. The best feature this technology has is that it can be downloaded for free, which is why it has emerged for those running through a tight budget. So PHP gained immediate popularity right after this technology was introduced as a convenient option, at no cost.
PHP has a cross platform feature, which makes it highly compatible with all other platforms, such as operating system and web servers. PHP can run over the operating systems like Mac OS, Linux, Windows, Solaris in case of web server IIS, iPlanet and Apache etc.
Applying modifications within the website is much easier and faster in PHP than any other scripting language. As PHP coding takes lesser time to build a website, it often turns out to be a reduction in cost and expenses.
PHP can perform several web tasks. Those creating scripts for hotel management, ecommerce, on-demand services, and more, have seen that the PHP language is extremely user-friendly, especially compared to others. It is also a smart source for developing a high traffic website. Custom PHP programming can be applied in several areas for both front-end and back-end web development.
PHP is so user friendly in development as well as from the user perspective. PHP runs on more than 99% of web servers and it works on just about every operating system available.
A lot of factors come to mind when designing a dynamic web page such as versatility, reliability, usability, faster speed and efficiency. PHP has a high response time in the web environment. Feature like POST and GET help PHP to carry the content to the server anonymously and non-anonymously in a respective manner.
As PHP is an open source its libraries and extensions won’t be limited. Developers can modify the source code to include custom extensions thus to improve the features. The large possibility of extensions make PHP limitless.
Auto refresh features of PHP made it a large demand for building a dynamic website. Auto refresh will help to make changes automatically, without needing manual works.
PHP gets a lot of support as it is open source. The PHP community can help you with your queries. A lot of developers are there in the community to stand beside and support the work.
PHP can easily access web tools to make use of its features. Use of different web tools helps users to add more inbuilt application and make the website more effective.
PHP is a secure scripting language. It’s open source feature will enable the open developers to work on the security of PHP language. It can defend the malicious attack and the security could be increased.
From the above advantages we can see that the open source PHP is the best scripting language in the market in all means. Naturally, these are also the reasons people choose PHP scripts over other options.
PHP is used by 82.7% of all the websites. People are realizing the possibility and power of open source.
An open source PHP script is not only cost effective, consistent and high performing, but it requires less processing power than other scripting languages and is the most preferred web language for most web developers. The language is managed by the vast PHP community of developers and experts responsible for updating the language with the latest applications and creating it more vibrant each year.
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