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What is PHP and why is it Important?

The acronym PHP stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor" which means it is a computer language. This open-source language is used to build websites and web applications, and it helps to run website servers. So it is used by website tools such as WordPress. A PHP file may contain text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP Code. When PHP code is executed it is displayed in a browser as HTML.

In 2020 PHP released a major update, PHP 8.

PHP 8 includes plenty of new features including:

  • Union Types
  • Named Arguments
  • Match Expressions
  • Attributes
  • Constructor Property Promotion
  • Nullsafe Operator
  • Weak Maps
  • Just In Time Compilation

So why is all this important to you? If you have a website then you want to ensure that your website is compatible with PHP8, because sometime in the near future your website host will upgrade the PHP version on the server that runs your website.

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