the most basic level, PHP can do anything any other CGI program can do, such as
collect form data, generate dynamic page content, or send and receive cookies.
the strongest and most significant feature in PHP is its support for a wide range
of databases. Writing a database-enabled web page is incredibly simple. The following
databases are currently supported:
also has support for talking to other services using protocols such as IMAP, SNMP,
NNTP, POP3, or even HTTP. You can also open raw network sockets and interact using