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What is the difference between PHP and HTML?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Oct 10, 2019

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F. Hope

F. Hope

Answered on Oct 10, 2019

PHP and HTML are just two programming languages used for creating web pages. The good thing about using both PHP and HTML is that they can be used to create web pages within a few minutes depending on the user's expertise. Although, HTML is very easy to create even by a novice while PHP is a bit technical to create. PHP is the short form of Hypertext Preprocessor, while HTML is the short form of Hypertext Markup Language.

PHP is a programming language and specifically a scripting language that can be used to create web pages that are not only dynamic but also interactive. You can make mistakes while using HTML, and it won't affect anything, but mistakes are not pardonable when you use PHP; most times, it won't create the exact thing you want. HTML codes are not dynamic; they are always the same anytime you open them. The result of PHP is usually in HTML codes.

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E. Stanley

E. StanleyTechnical writer, Indianapolis
Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered on Sep 10, 2019

HTML is HyperText Markup Language. It is the primary language which is used to create these web pages. PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. It is a scripting language which is specifically suited for developing dynamic web pages. PHP is open-source software, and it is free to download and use. HTML is a markup speech which is used to specify the content of a web page, while PHP is strictly used for scripting.

Web pages designed using only HTML are static web pages, and they will always be the same every time they are opened. Also, dynamic web pages created with PHP may include objects like current dates and times.

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B. TiffneyComputer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery
Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered on Aug 23, 2019

HTML or HyperText Markup Language is basically the backbone of every website a user has visited. One can upload and download photos, watch movies or read articles online thanks to the power of HTML. Various codes and computer languages are used to come up with an HTML page.

Web creators and browsers do not display the HTML tags to the users but only the content of a page such as images, videos, texts, etc. PHP, or Personal Home Page, on the other hand, is an open-source scripting-language to create dynamic websites and web applications. Creating HTML is much easier than PHP as PHP requires to input the exact words in sequence for the code to be successful.

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