“PHP, defined by its developers as a ‘server-side HTML-embedded scripting language,’ provides both novice and expert programmers alike with an extremely powerful set of tools which they can use to serve dynamic content to their web site. Created in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf as a personal project, a core group of developers soon joined Rasmus and continued to develop the software package that, as of November 1999, has been installed on over one million servers worldwide according to Netcraft. Furthermore, it is the most popular Apache server module, edging out industry behemoths such as Microsoft FrontPage and mod_perl.”