PHP 7.2.0 RC4 for Multiple Platforms

by PHP Development Team

Avg. Rating 4.7 (288 votes)

File Details

File Size 17.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Unix, Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 30,589
Publisher PHP Development Team
Homepage PHP

Publisher's Description

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly. It is a project of the Apache Software Foundation.

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5.4.3 already .. better check the change log .. Yep:
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guti

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You can't find a better language than PHP.

Used to C++? PHP can do your OO programming.

Like your procedural language like BASIC or MODULA2? PHP can do it...

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PHP is also a great AJAX backend too.

I've used many langages and PHP is all of them!

Avg. Rating 4.7 (288 votes)
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itazev

itazev reviewed v7.1.5 on May 10, 2017

I remember Installing and configuring apache + php was a nightmare.
I switched to NodeJS and never looked back.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v7.0.0 RC2 on Sep 10, 2015

Where are "official" builds for Windows 7+ ...?

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v5.6.7 on Mar 22, 2015

Dear Betanews, get a handle on the spam or your site will be no better than your typical spam-link blog. PHP is fantastic BTW.

scf

scf reviewed v5.6.3 on Nov 14, 2014

4 stars! great stuff

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v5.4.3 on May 9, 2012

5.4.3 already .. better check the change log .. Yep:
"PHP 5.4.3 fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability in the apache_request_headers() (CVE-2012-2329)."

This exploit only applies to those running PHP in CGI form, afaik. Use a DSO module in Apache is not affected.

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v5.4.0 Alpha 1 on Jul 1, 2011

With C & C++ syntax being most natural feeling to me, I always use PHP for web coding tasks. I've actually ended up building fairly elaborate order processing, support, and fulfillment systems with it. To say it is easy would be an understatement. Not only is PHP 'natural' for people like me, but it is very forgiving for people just learning - not quite so strict on syntax, though of course it must have certain syntactical rules. Wonderful language. I'm glad it is continually improved as well.

anandee

anandee reviewed v5.3.3 on Dec 14, 2010

I love PHP, so I cannot be neutral... but now 5.x rocks.

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v5.3.0 Alpha 1 on Aug 1, 2008

UniversityofKentucky: The following PHP based app is free and uses FPDF. It will directly convert an HTML page to PDF which is extremely useful and it DOES do a very very good job:

http://www.tufat.com/s_html2ps_html2pdf.htm

guti

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Some bugs exists version after version, due to its complexity, by they tend to be fixed early.

In terms of speed, in the beginnings, it was faster than ASP, and on pair with Coldfusion. Nowadays, it has outperformed Coldfusion, but is not as fast as ASP.NET.

Briantist

Briantist reviewed v5.2.5 on Nov 13, 2007

You can't find a better language than PHP.

Used to C++? PHP can do your OO programming.

Like your procedural language like BASIC or MODULA2? PHP can do it...

PHP, of course, works brilliantly with mySQL, which gives the world LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).

PHP is also a great AJAX backend too.

I've used many langages and PHP is all of them!

acey99

acey99 reviewed v5.2.3 on Jun 1, 2007

I've used Both PHP & ASP

PHP has most things built in if not you can add it, usually FREE.

ASP relies on MS & other vendors to add to it & usually costs $$$.

PHP = C/Perl Based
ASP = VB Based.

you be the judge.

UniversityofKentucky

UniversityofKentucky reviewed v5.2.3 on Jun 1, 2007

Acey - I agree that FPDF is excellent. I use/love it. Only caveat is it hasn't been updated since 12/04. Still I won't complain about freeware.

ds0934 - You are correct about the benefits of various scripting languages. But it's ignorant to rank PHP low b/c you prefer ASP and, as you indicated, you have limited experience with PHP. I have limited experience with ASP, but wouldn't give it a mediocre rating b/c of that.

acey99

acey99 reviewed v5.2.2 on May 3, 2007

WRFan: get a clue, dump pdflib in favor of fpdf
free, better, & customizable :)

PHP Rocks!

WRFan

WRFan reviewed v5.2.0 on Nov 3, 2006

ASP's ability to connect to databases is extremely limited/stunted


no, it's not. ever heard of Access? The only problem with asp is that it costs too much. you need winxp pro or win server 2k3 with IIS plus ms office Access.

pdflib v.6 and 7 as well as zend optimiser don't work with php 5.2. hope they will be updated soon, 'cause as of now the only working php version is the one bundled with php 5.2 and it's old. It's included in the separate package Collection of PECL modules for PHP 5.2.0 along with other php modules. check it out on php.net. add the modules to php.ini

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v5.1.6 on Aug 25, 2006

Cool.

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