PHP File Extension

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PHP Source Code Format
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What is PHP file?

PHP file is a text document that contains source code written in PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) language. PHP file can contain HTML markup, text, and script files.

PHP file applications

PHP files are used to generate HTML files for websites using server’ PHP engine. PHP files are also used to create web applications. Websites commonly utilize PHP files to process online forms, for example, a contact data form, or as means to access databases. WordPress, a well-known content management system, uses PHP scripts extensively.

Processing PHP files

PHP file code is processed by PHP engine residing on remote WWW server that generates a dynamic HTML code. This HTML data containing website content is then sent to user’s web browser and displayed as a web page. This process ensures that actual PHP code cannot be acessed by the user, even by viewing the page source.

Additional information

  1. index.php is often the main website file to be loaded in web browser.
  2. Other popular file formats that also use PHP code: PHTML, PHP3, PHP4, PHP5, PHP7 and PHPS.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PHP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PHP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PHP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PHP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PHP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PHP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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