If you want to educate yourself about computer languages, you will want to know more about a language commonly known as PHP. Knowing the PHP code can help you understand more about web page design and the history of web page evolution.
PHP is used in developing web pages and was first invented by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995. It continues to evolve and is a free software. In fact, the letters PHP first referred to personal home page. The invention of the language came about because Lerdorf wanted to be able to maintain his homepage, so he invented Perl scripts, which were tools that would allow him to accomplish certain tasks. He wanted to be able to post his resume and he was curious about how much traffic he was getting on his page.
On June 8, 1995, Lerdorf made his language public. He gathered a team of professionals who helped him improve his code and it was then released and called PHP/FI 2 at the end of 1997. Following that, two more developers took the language and enhanced it even further. They called their version PHP 3 and created a company to market it. Their company was called Zend Technologies and was based out of Israel.
The next significant change came about around the year 2000. In that year, on May 22 PHP 4 hit the market and has changed in small ways until 2008, when the version was called 4.4.9. There is also a version of PHP which is called PHP 5, and this was made available during 2004. PHP 5 had a lot of new features and found many admirers.
If you are looking to use PHP, it is helpful to note that it is available on a 32-bit operating system as well as a 64-bit operating system and is available on Microsoft Windows, where it is found with a 32-bit operating system.