Having problems opening a PHP file?

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Opening PHP files

Did your computer fail to open a PHP file? We explain what PHP files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your PHP files.

What is a PHP file?

PHP is a scripting language that is often used to develop a variety of web pages and Internet applications. Files that have the .php extension can contain text, HTML tags and scripts. These files are processed by a remote server and are then returned to the user's Web browser as plain HTML.

Oftentimes web pages will use PHP files in order to process their online forms or to access information from an online database. For example, when you sign up for a mailing list or submit contact details to a website, you may be doing so via a PHP scripted form.

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About File Extension PHP

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the PHP file format or software that uses files with the PHP suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.