How to Make First PHP Program?

Hi Friends,

Before writing first PHP Program, you will have to set the environment. And, for make this, you need to install the Xampp server in your system.

After successful installation, we need a code editor, there are several code editors like Notepad++, Code Lobster, Netbeans etc. You can use any code editor as per your comfort for writing code.

First off, go to the drive where you have installed the Xampp server. Click on Xampp and go to the htdocs folder. But don’t forget to start Xampp control panel and Apache, MySql services before writing the code. Now create a folder for your project with any name. Suppose we create a folder name myproject.

Now inside this folder create a file name index.php. Below is the snippet for creating your first PHP program:

Program for Print Hello W3school

echo is a php function used for print/display on web browsers.

Now Run in localhost by following address


This will print the output as follows


Now we have done with “how to makeĀ first PHP program,” we will learn about the if – else statements, switch cases, array, data retrieval from database and many more, which are important to create a complete website.

PHP Tutorial for Beginners – An Introduction

PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) is a web development scripting language which is widely used for creating dynamic websites and portals.

It Supports oops (object oriented programming standards). Top 5 frameworks which are very popular these days in web development are written in php, which are as follows:

  • Laravel (Completely written in Symphony Objects)
  • Symphony (Very Powerful Framework)
  • CodeIgniter
  • Zend (acquired PHP itself)
  • Cake PHP

All of these frameworks follow MVC (Model,View,Controller) architecture. It also has several cms also. We are providing a brief overview here:

WordPress: It is basically built for blogging websites, but now you can make any informative web portals and using its woo-commerce extension, you can make e-commerce website also.
Joomla: Web Portal development can be used for Ecommerce and News Portal and Great CMS.
Drupal: Drupal is also most popular and advance level cms and can be used possibly for every type of web portals, including blog, magazine, newspaper, e-commerce. This can be used for any other complex cms also.

Like these cms, few shopping cart solutions are also popular in this competitive market. They are listed below
Magento: We can say it an e-commerce king as it is widely used for enterprise level e-commerce websites.
Opencart: A very lightweight cart solution and it is ready to use for medium level e-commerce projects
Prestashop: it is also very useful shopping cart solution, widely used in the United Kingdom for creating shopping websites and portals.

So, my dear friends, you have experienced our first PHP TUTORIAL. We will keep you update with our further web development tutorial series also.