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What are PHP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PHP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PHP files.

What is a PHP file?

A .PHP file is a PHP source file.

PHP is a scripting language that is often used to develop various web pages and Internet applications. PHP files are processed by a web server when you request a web page, and they return an HTML page to your web browser.

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.

How to open PHP files

We have identified four PHP openers that are compatible with this specific type of PHP file.

Programs that open PHP source files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Zend StudioZend StudioVerified
Eclipse IDEEclipse IDEVerified

Last updated: December 22, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PHP files. Remember, different programs may use PHP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
The Print ShopThe Print ShopUser submitted
PrintMasterPrintMasterUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver MXMacromedia Dreamweaver MXUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
UltraEditUltraEditUser submitted
Aptana StudioAptana StudioUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
PhotoParade PlayerPhotoParade PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted

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