Files with php suffix can be commonly found as web pages, scripts written in PHP and processed server-side by PHP engine. PHP is a programming language that offers quick way to develop websites with dynamic content.

There are 3 other file types using
the PHP file extension!

php file icon.php - Callisto PhotoParade slideshow

php file icon.php - CreataCard quick prints project file

php file icon.php - Microsoft Picture It! publishing project

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PHP file extension - PHP script or page

What is php file? How to open php files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

php file icon: php filetype icon

File extension php is traditionally used for one of the most common programming language for web development - PHP.

PHP is a server-side scripting language that was designed specifically for web development, nevertheless it can also be used as a general-purpose programming language.

It was originally made by Prasmus Lerdof but is currently developed and maintained by Zend Technologies. New features and functions are added with each major updates. There are efforts to create a formal PHP specification since 2014.

A .php file is usually server-side script , which means it has to be placed on the server with PHP installed on it so others can access the web page, or other content scripted in PHP (for example PDF print). However, it may also act as HTML page with extra PHP code.

MIME-types:
application/x-httpd-php
text/php
application/php
magnus-internal/shellcgi
application/x-php

The default software associated to php file type:

Zend Studio icon

Zend Technologies Ltd. logo Zend Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Zend Technologies Ltd.

Zend Studio is a professional IDE for PHP developers that offers comprehensive set of editing, debugging, analysis, optimization and database tools. Zend Studio is tightly integrated with Zend Server software. The current version is Zend Studio 13 and new versions are released every year.  It is available in versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Zend Studio for Mac icon

Zend Technologies Ltd. logo Zend Studio for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Zend Technologies Ltd.

Zend Studio is a professional IDE for PHP developers that offers comprehensive set of editing, debugging, analysis, optimization and database tools. Zend Studio is tightly integrated with Zend Server software. Zend Studio is available in versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

PHP Engine icon

The PHP Group logo PHP Engine  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  The PHP Group

PHP (Hypertext PreProcessor) is server side scripting language used to web development and create dynamic web pages. PHP scripts are embedded to standard HTML document and interpreted by a web server with PHP module.

Zend Server icon

Zend Technologies Ltd. logo Zend Server  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Zend Technologies Ltd.

Zend Server is a PHP application server product line developed and marketed by Zend Technologies. It was first released in 2009  with production support available for Windows and Linux. It was available in two versions, Zend Server and Zend Server Community Edition.

Currently Zend Server is available as a development platform for creating higher quality apps that can be deployed on any server; and a production platform for running mission critical applications that require high performance and scalability.

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Help how to open PHP files:

The best way to open ane edit .php files is to use some of the dedicated programming editors (Zend Studio), or even source code / text editors (Notepad++, Sublime Text). But you will also likely need to run local PHP server (WampServer, XAMPP) for testing purposes.

You can view them on-line like any other web pages using any of the availale web browser (Edg, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.).

How to convert file with extension PHP:

You most likely won't find converters that will allow you to convert .php files straight to some other file types. However, you may encounteres parsers that allow for some sort of translation of the PHP content to other programming languages.

Find conversions from php file:

php to bcp

php to exe

php to pdf

Related links:

PHP engine home page

List of software applications associated to the .php file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open php file, edit php file, convert php file, view php file, play php file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the php files.

  • Open php file
  • Save php file
  • Edit php file
  • Create php file
  • Import php file
  • Others php file

Software that open php file - PHP script or page

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open php file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with php file by default:
Zend Studio small icon Zend Studio
Other suggested software:
Adobe Dreamweaver small icon Adobe Dreamweaver
PHPEdit small icon PHPEdit
CodeLobster
CoffeeCup HTML Editor small icon CoffeeCup HTML Editor
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Source Edit
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with php file by default:
Zend Studio for Mac small icon Zend Studio for Mac
Other suggested software:
Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac small icon Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac
HyperEdit small icon HyperEdit
EasyPHP small icon EasyPHP
WebsitePainter for Mac small icon WebsitePainter for Mac

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