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LinuxPR: PHP Reaches New Milestone

Jan 10, 2001, 21:29 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open-Source Scripting Language for Dynamic Web Applications Passes Five Million Web Sites Mark."

"The PHP Group today announced that PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor), the popular open-source Web scripting language, is now found on more than five million Web domains, according to Netcraft. Netcraft's authoritative survey of Web servers showed that PHP passed the 5.1 million domain mark this month, confirming PHP's position as one the fastest growing technologies for creating dynamic Web sites. PHP is growing at a rate of nearly 15% a month -- faster than the overall rate of growth of the Web -- as existing Web sites switch from static to dynamic, database-driven architectures, where PHP excels."

"Originally developed in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. This overwhelming acceptance of PHP as an enterprise-scale scripting platform is driven by the explosive growth of server-based applications and by the increased recognition of PHP's ability to enable quick development of high-performance Web applications. Also a factor in PHP's growth has been the increasing popularity of open-source technology in general and Linux Web servers and Apache server software in particular. PHP is a server-side scripting technology, which enables web sites to be dynamic and scalable . This is critical for the success of large, complex e-commerce sites and has been a contributing factor in PHP's success."

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