Use ONLY if PHP is directly relevant to the question and likely to be the source of your problem, not just because you're using a PHP library to connect to a database. PHP stands for Professional Hypertext Preprocessor, a widely used platform for dynamic web applications. If you have a general programming question about PHP, please ask it on Stack Overflow instead.

Use only if PHP is directly relevant to the question and likely to be the source of your problem, not just because you're using a PHP library to connect to a database.

PHP is a widely used web open-source web application platform, commonly used in conjunction with MySQL. Originally an abbreviation for 'Professional Home Page' the official backronym is now 'Professional Hypertext Preprocessor'. PHP is a key component of he eponymous 'LAMP' (Linux, Apache, MySQL PHP) web stack. The primary web site for PHP is http://www.php.net/.

If you have a question about PHP, and it's not intimately about databases, you would probably be better served on our sister site Stack Overflow.

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