Create a “Hello World” program in PHP


In this tutorial, we will guide you through creating a simple “Hello World” program in PHP. PHP is a popular programming language used for web development, and this tutorial is a great starting point for beginners.

You are going to learn:

Prerequisites Prerequisites

Before we begin, you will need the following:

  • A text editor (such as Notepad++) or an integrated development environment (IDE) like Visual Studio Code.
  • PHP is installed on your local machine. You can download the latest version of PHP from the official website.

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Step 1: Setting up the Development Environment Step 1: Setting up the Development Environment

  • Install PHP on your local machine by following the installation instructions provided on the official PHP website.
  • Open your favorite text editor or IDE to write your PHP code.

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Step 2: Writing the PHP Code Step 2: Writing the PHP Code

Let’s write the code for our “Hello World” program. In your text editor or IDE, create a new file with the .php extension (e.g., helloworld.php) and add the following code:

  echo "Hello, World!";

The code above is a simple PHP script that uses the echo statement to output the string “Hello, World!” to the browser.

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Step 3: Running the Program Step 3: Running the Program

To run the program, follow these steps:

  • Save the file with the .php extension (e.g., helloworld.php).
  • Open your command prompt or terminal and navigate to the directory where you saved the PHP file.
  • Type the following command:
php helloworld.php

If everything is set up correctly, you should see the “Hello, World!” output in the command prompt or terminal.

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Conclusion Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully created your first “Hello World” program in PHP. This simple program serves as a foundation for more complex PHP projects. Now you can explore the exciting world of PHP and continue learning to build dynamic web applications.

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