Introduction to PHP
PHP in Action

PHP is a programming language that can do all sorts of things: evaluate form data sent from a browser, build custom web content to serve the browser, talk to a database, and even send and receive cookies (little packets of data that your browser uses to remember things, like if you're logged in to Codecademy).

Check out the code in the editor. Looks familiar, doesn't it? That's because a lot of it is regular old HTML! The PHP code is written in the <?php and ?> . See how it generates numbers, creates lists, and adds text directly to your webpage?


Click Save & Submit Code to start learning how it all works!

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