PHP 5.6.4 / 5.5.20 / 5.4.36

A world famous, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for the creation and development of dynamic Web applications
For a long time, PHP held the title of World's most used programming language. Only recently it lost it to the likes of C++ and Java, but PHP is still a language to take into account when needing to develop your future project.

Once the first choice of large scale projects like Google or Facebook, PHP has lost some of its appeal thanks to the rise and maturation of Ruby and Python, but it can still provide a high degree of performance and speed, much better than most other programming languages around.

PHP is very attractive to this day, mainly to its huge collection of libraries, tools and development SDKs, that make working with this language not only a pleasure, but actually really efficient and fast.

PHP needs a server to run from, and almost all Web hosting providers provide a PHP interpreter out of the box with their basic packages these days.

From here you can download the PHP core source code. For OS-specific binaries, please use the Softpedia Mac, Linux, and Windows pages.

Main features:

  • Cross-platform support
  • CLI integration
  • Namespaces
  • Audio formats manipulation
  • Authentication services
  • Command line specific extensions
  • Compression and archive extensions
  • Credit card processing
  • Cryptography extensions
  • Database extensions
  • Date and time related extensions
  • File system related extensions
  • Human language and character encoding support
  • Image processing and generation
  • Mail related extensions
  • Mathematical extensions
  • Non-​text mime output
  • Other basic extensions
  • Other services
  • Process control extensions
  • Search engine extensions
  • Server specific extensions
  • Session extensions
  • Text processing
  • Variable and type related extensions
  • Web services
  • Windows only extensions
  • XML manipulation
  • Closures
  • ECMAScript syntax
  • Used with the majority of Web hosting services
  • Dedicated userbase
  • Lots of ready-made libraries
  • Lots of documentation and tutorials

last updated on:
December 19th, 2014, 7:01 GMT
license type:

PHP License

developed by:
The PHP Group
operating system(s):
Windows / Linux / Mac OS / BSD / Solaris
C: \ Programming Tools
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What's New in version 5.6.4
  • Fixed:
  • Some Zend headers lack appropriate extern "C" blocks.
  • Segfault while pre-evaluating a disabled function.
  • "Inconsistent insteadof definition."- incorrectly triggered.
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