PHP Syntax

PHP syntax and semantics are similar to most other programming languages (C, Java, Perl) with the addition that all PHP code is contained with a tag, of sorts. All PHP code must be contained within the following…

PHP Code:

or the shorthand PHP tag. i.e

Note: If you are writing PHP scripts and plan on distributing them, we suggest that you use the standard form (which includes the ?php) rather than the shorthand form. This will ensure that your scripts will work, even when running on other servers with different settings.

How to save your php pages

If you have PHP inserted into your HTML and want the web browser to interpret it correctly, then you must save the file with a .php extension, instead of the standard .html extension. So be sure to check that you are saving your files correctly. Instead of index.html, it should be index.php if there is PHP code in the file.

example simple html & php page

Below is an example of one of the easiest PHP and HTML page that you can create and still follow web standards.

This is how to use PHP Syntax.

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