PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, which is an open source scripting language. It is a server-side scripting language and a powerful tool for creating a dynamic and interactive website.
PHP is an interpreted language, so it doesn't need compilation. It is specially designed for server-side scripting, which executes on the server. PHP can be easily embedded with HTML files.
It has several advantages that are given below:
In general, PHP is cheap, cross-platform, fast, and reliable to develop web applications.
HTML is not a programming language, as it is a tag-based language. Angular brackets <> are used to represents HTML elements or tags.
|PHP is a server-side programming language.||HTML is a client-side scripting language.|
|PHP is used in backend development, which interacts with databases to retrieve, store, and modify the information.||HTML is used in frontend development, which organizes the content of the website.|
|PHP is used to create a dynamic website. The output will depend on the browser.||HTML is used to create a static website. The output of static website remains the same on each time.|
|PHP can manipulate the data.||It cannot manipulate the data.|
|PHP code executes on web servers like Apache web server, IIS web server.||HTML code executes on web browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.|
|PHP is scripting language.||HTML is a markup language.|
|PHP7.3 is the latest version of PHP.||HTML5.2 is the latest version of HTML.|
|PHP is also easy to learn but not as simple as HTML.||HTML is easy to learn. It can easily learn in a very short time.|
|PHP files save with .php extension.||HTML files save with .html extension.|