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.PHP File Extension

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 webpage that contains 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.

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Programs that open PHP files
Updated 3/14/2017

About PHP Files

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