PHP is a programming language designed primarily for the Internet, bringing dynamics a web page. It is one of the most essential open source web programming languages (it is free and, also, users can act freely on the development process) and server-side (code source is not running on the computer of the viewer but on the web server). Its name is a recursive acronym: “Php is a Hypertext Processor.” The language was started in 1994 as an extension of Perl’s server-side language, and then as a set of CGIs compiled, by Rasmus Lerdorf, to generate a curriculum vitae and to track the number visitors to a site.
It then evolved into PHP / FI 2.0, but the open-source project began to take after Zeev Suraski, and Andi Gutmans launched a new version of the PHP interpreter in the summer of 1998, this version is being called PHP 3.0. They also changed their name to the recursive acronym mentioned above, until then PHP was known as “Personal Home Page tools.” Currently, version 6 of this language is used in India.
By CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is meant a web server interface, which extends its functionality. CGI does not refer to a particular programming language but defines it a standardized module present within an HTTP server. Through this module, it is determined the rules by which the server will pass the data received from a user to a written application in a specific programming language, then return the results of this application to the user.
The PHP language, in the vast majority of cases, is used as code sequences inserted within an HTML document. For this reason, we will prefer the term “PHP script” of the PHP program. The structure of a PHP script is very similar to a code written in the C language, especially in the sense that the programming structures have the same syntax and the same functionality. See this.
The primary roles of a PHP script are that the text can retrieve data sent by to a web page from a client (generally, data can be posted by a web page via through forms) and execute a program sequence that will result in a code HTML code, which the client will receive as a web page. Customer will not have access to the actual code of the script, but by being on the server and running on it, it will directly receive the HTML generated by the script, according to Imenso Software.
Technical requirements for running PHP on a Windows system
PHP is not a programming language (such as C ++ for example) but is used in symbiosis primarily with HTML, and so to run, it needs a web server (HTTP server). Basically, to make our computer run PHP files, we need to we install, besides PHP, a web server, and connect the two. This can be done separately, but some wonderful settings are required cumbersome.
For this reason, to test the applications we are going to study, we will use a package free, available on the Internet, called XAMPP. This package, straightforward to install, contains more many applications. The ones that will interest us are the Apache server (for HTTP), a server of MySQL, and support for PHP language. The technical requirements for running in good condition are minimal: primarily on any computer that is capable of running Windows 2000, XP or Vista, the XAMPP package will run smoothly. Although its installation can be done in many ways, it is best to use one its “Installer” version.
More info: https://www.w3schools.com/php/php_intro.asp
ERP on Cloud or on premises?
This is a common question among companies, whether we are talking about a company that already has an ERP On-Premise and is thinking of migrating to Cloud or a company that wants to buy an ERP and does not know which solution is better than the two listed. In order to develop PHP applications in India, do you already imagine what the right solution for your company looks like? Do you want to know that this is the best option? Do you want to see if you can migrate the existing application and what does this change mean? Do you want to know what costs each licensing involves and which is more advantageous?
If you find yourself asking at least one of the above questions, then companies like Imenso Software from India is the answer.
Differences between the two licensing and delivery models:
- It does not require additional investment in software, database licenses, or hardware
- The software is hosted and licensing is based on subscription
- Operation 24/7
- Ensures maximum availability and security
- You can access the application anywhere and anytime if you have Internet access
- Reduced implementation time
- The app is hosted for you by your chosen solution provider
- Automatic updates of the selected solution
- Easy to add functionality depending on how your business grows
Solutions on premises:
- Local installation and execution on your company’s servers
- Managing and maintaining your hardware is done by you.
- Investments in the acquisition of software, database licenses, servers and hardware
- You need an internal IT department to keep your system safe and maintain it
- Implementation takes longer
What is the right solution for my business?
There is no simple answer to this question. Every company is unique and has different needs and requirements, our role is to keep this in mind for you, and together we analyze and choose what suits you best and fits your business.
Signs that you need to change your ERP or upgrade
On this subject, there is much to be said, especially as ERP systems are no longer a novelty. The ERP solution market is divided into two categories that make a difference in business:
“Up to date” solutions – which are the beginning of digital transformation and are always adapting to the continuous development of the market
“Obsolete” solutions – those that have remained true to the initial versions, with necessary modules and few functions and can not meet the current needs of companies.
The influence that these two categories have on your business is the reason why it’s good to identify which of the two types your business is in.