PHP originally meant as Personal Home Page. However, now it stands for recursive acronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.
PHP is a general-purpose open-source server-side scripting language that is suited to web development. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java, and Perl. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly. It is fast and flexible. PHP powers everything from your personal blog to the most popular websites in the world.