View Full Version : The advantage of PHP web sites?

09-27-2004, 09:54 PM
I've seen a lot of PHP sites lately. I wonder... what are the advantages of PHP websites over HTML ones ?? :confused:

09-27-2004, 10:33 PM
You can do serverside parsing, look at http://uk2.php.net/ for more info...

Seeming everyone links me to us4, I'll link you to uk2...

09-27-2004, 11:00 PM
the end product of a php site is an html site.

but while clean html sites is static only changes when a some1 actually alters the file.

php websites are dynamic and can be created out from databases whose data can change over time by user interaction/developer.
so php websites can have forums,guestbooks.. basicly anything that can be interpreted as a collection of changeable data.

while an HTML page mostly will be a collection of static data

09-28-2004, 05:01 PM
It saves up a LOT of time when updating or creating multiple pages where only the content (text, images) changes.
You may see it as a html page template though it is not entirely true. PHP can also do a lot of other things but all of them are about showing content (HTML does the same but is very limited in it).

09-28-2004, 09:33 PM
Wow! Is PHP free? The problem is... I've never used PHP before... :(

09-28-2004, 09:40 PM
oh yeh.


I recommend using firepages phpdev bundle to get started, tho.

Get it here: http://www.firepages.com.au/


ps. php.net has an excellent online manual as well.

09-28-2004, 10:01 PM
The advantage of PHP web sites?
They rock :thumbsup: I recommend you learn at least one server-side language.