PHP: HyperText Processor

http://www.php.net

Rather then just saying "PHP sucks" as some people perhaps would, here is a detailed case study of a commerical application of PHP, that shows the problem of PHP vs. more structured Programming languages such as Java and Perl:


Security

When installing PHP, make sure to go through php.ini with a very fine toothed comb! Here is the warning from the default php.ini:

;;;;;;;;;;;
; WARNING ;
;;;;;;;;;;;
; This is the default settings file for new PHP installations.
; By default, PHP installs itself with a configuration suitable for
; development purposes, and NOT for production purposes.
; For several security-oriented considerations that should be taken
; before going online with your site, please consult php.ini-recommended
; and http://php.net/manual/en/security.php.

--Wim