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File TypePHP Source Code File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a PHP file?

A PHP file is a web page that may contain PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) code. It may include PHP functions that can process online forms, get the date and time, or access information from a database, such as a MySQL database.

More Information

The PHP code within the web page is processed (parsed) by a PHP engine on the Web server, which dynamically generates HTML. The HTML, which contains the web page content, is then sent to the user's web browser. Therefore, the user never sees the actual PHP code contained in the web page, even when viewing the page source.

Common PHP Filenames

index.php - Often the default file to be loaded when a client Web browser requests a directory from a PHP-enabled Web server. For example, if http://sampledomain.com/ is requested, http://sampledomain.com/index.php is loaded.

Programs that open PHP files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
Eclipse PHP Development Tools
Zend Studio
MPSoftware phpDesigner
ES-Computing EditPlus
Blumentals WeBuilder
Notepad++
Other text editor
Apache Web Server
with PHP
WampServer
Any Web browser
Mac
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
Eclipse PHP Development Tools
Zend Studio
MacroMates TextMate
Bare Bones BBEdit
Other text editor
Apache Web Server
with PHP
MAMP
Chocolat
Sublime Text 2
Any Web browser
Linux
Eclipse PHP Development Tools
Zend Studio
Other text editor
Apache Web Server
with PHP
Any Web browser
iOS
Alexander Blach Textastic Code Editor
Updated 4/27/2016