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PHP can be used to add content to HTML files. While HTML is processed directly by a web browser, PHP scripts are executed by a web server and the resulting HTML is sent to the browser. The following HTML markup contains a PHP statement that will add Hello World! to the output: <!DOCTYPE html&gt...
In some cases, when working with a web server, overriding the web server's default content type may be required. There may be cases where you need to send data as plain text, JSON, or XML, for example. The header() function can send a raw HTTP header. You can add the Content-Type header to notify t...
The most widely used language construct to print output in PHP is echo: echo "Hello, World!\n"; Alternatively, you can also use print: print "Hello, World!\n"; Both statements perform the same function, with minor differences: echo has a void return, whereas print retu...
Just like most other C-style languages, each statement is terminated with a semicolon. Also, a closing tag is used to terminate the last line of code of the PHP block. If the last line of PHP code ends with a semicolon, the closing tag is optional if there is no code following that final line of co...
PHP can also be run from command line directly using the CLI (Command Line Interface). CLI is basically the same as PHP from web servers, except some differences in terms of standard input and output. Triggering The PHP CLI allows four ways to run PHP code: Standard input. Run the php command ...
PHP 5.4+ comes with a built-in development server. It can be used to run applications without having to install a production HTTP server such as nginx or Apache. The built-in server is only designed to be used for development and testing purposes. It can be started by using the -S flag: php -S &lt...
There are three kinds of tags to denote PHP blocks in a file. The PHP parser is looking for the opening and (if present) closing tags to delimit the code to interpret. Standard Tags These tags are the standard method to embed PHP code in a file. <?php echo "Hello World"; ?> ...

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