PHP is a widely used general purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. It also has evolved to include a command-line interface capability and can be used in standalone graphical applications. PHP can be deployed on most web servers and as a standalone interpreter, on almost every operat ing system and platform free of charge.
Various platforms have been developed on the PHP platform to ease the development process of Content Management websites or eCommerce portals such as:
- Cake PHP
- Open Cart
- Zend Framework