PHP in Simple Terms
Originally created in 1994, PHP is a popular, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. PHP is fast, practical, and flexible, and the most popular websites in the world are built with PHP (and its vast number of frameworks).
Though at first designed to create dynamic web pages, PHP’s modern applications focus mainly on server-side scripting to provide dynamic content from a web server to a client. Additionally, PHP has laid the foundation for many software frameworks for rapid application development, including but not limited to Symfony, Laravel, Lumen, and many more.
PHP remains the most popular option for the foundation of today’s top content management system (CMS) options. Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Craft, SilverStripe, and many more constitute the vast majority of CMS choices in today's digital landscape, and all are build on PHP.
PHP has evolved without formal specifications or standard until 2014, at which time the original implementation was set as the de facto standard. Since that time, continued efforts to create a formal PHP specification have yet to yield a more modern standard.
Untold uses PHP every day. Nearly every one of our projects leverage the power of PHP, whether it’s the backbone of an app for enterprise logistics infrastructure or a suite of non-profit websites.