PHP is a dynamic and interactive server-side, object-oriented, open source scripting language
PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor (it's a recursive acronym). PHP is a language used to develop interactive and dynamic content on the web and it is often used together with the Apache web server. It can also be used with Microsoft's IIS web server.
The tutorials in this section included information on a variety of PHP topics including printing text, working with variables, working with strings, getting data from forms, working with files, communicating with databases, and more.
As you continue on the web development path, at this point you should learn about a few things that are very important for a website developer to know such as debugging, working with a websites files, and code editors.
You can continue on your path of learning web development (And there is lots more to learn, let me tell you), or perhaps you would like to try learning software development?
If you're interested in software development first check out our Introduction to computer programming section, then move on to our Java tutorials to learn an actual software development language. Learning Java will help you become familiar with building software applications from really simple programs that print some text on a command line to complicated graphical programs with images and sounds.