PHP is a powerful scripting language used to create dynamic and interactive web pages. While the words “powerful,” “scripting” and “dynamic” might make you want to put on your running shoes and flee, PHP scripts have come a long way and have evolved to be rather easy to use – you might be surprised to see how easy it really is!
Just like HTML codes, you can definitely learn to code PHP by hand. W3Schools and PHPBuddy are just two of the many websites you can check-out to learn PHP. There are also many PHP editors you can use. Zend Studio and UltraEdit are two very popular ones among PHP programmers.
But why get your hands dirty when many PHP-made applications nowadays come with user-friendly interfaces that allow both novice and expert users to make the most of their websites. Just think the last time you used WordPress, phpBB, osCommerce… Yes, these are all PHP-made applications!
Taking WordPress as an example – it’s a powerful application that is used to create dynamic and interactive websites and blogs. Websites like Cornel University Department of Music, NFL Blogs and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 are all powered by WordPress. If you want to setup an online store, you might be surprised to know that the Google Store is powered by osCommerce.
You, too, can have a website just like them – all you need is the Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plan. No scripting or programming experience required – you don’t even need to know how to install the application nor create a database, thanks to Softaculous.
Softaculous is a script library that offers auto-installation of applications. All you need to do is pick the application want to use, specify your preferred login credentials (ie. the ID and password you want to use for that particular application) and then click on the “Install” button. You can browse through the different scripts by the “Top Scripts” list or the 25 categories based on their functionalities. If you are unsure about which script you should download, you can simply view the demo page. Softaculous even provides you with a demo “admin” account for you to test the script before the actual installation.
What if you don’t like the script after installing it? You can click the “Remove” button and all the scripts and databases are deleted immediately. Softaculous makes the script installation steps so easy that it’s simply like installing an app on your smartphone. Softaculous is included in the Doteasy Unlimited Hosting plans and it offers simple one-click installations for WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, osCommerce, ZenCart, Prestashop, Coppermine Photo Gallery and 250 more.
Gone are the days of static HTML websites. With all the powerful yet easy-to-use PHP-made applications and all-inclusive Doteasy Unlimited Hosting Plan, there is no better time to realize your visions and let your website soar!