PHP has announced that two upgrades are available for PHP5. They recommend updating the software immediately as PHP5.4.5 and 5.3.15 will fix 30 bugs in the older version and one security related issue in stream implementation. It is a free download available at php.net downloads page.
The popular Open Source scripting language has been around since 1994 and it can be embedded into HTML5. These new upgrades will lead to a more secure and user friendly web page.
Your choice of scripting language will largely depend on what type of server you have. There are other scripting languages available that do what PHP does, like ASP, but ASP tends to cost more to use.
A Microsoft server is needed and an ASP-Apache program has to be installed for ASP to work on a Linux platform. PHP connects directly with a Linux server though and can readily connect to other free databases such as MySQL, which ultimately reduces cost for the user.
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