A website such as this one, which is similar to millions of other websites, requires different “languages” to display a web page on a user’s screen.
For this to happen, there are a few different computer “languages” which will be used and understood by the website and then your computer.
3 and a half language names
PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor), this is a scripting language that is used on the server side of the the website before the information arrives on your computer. For example displaying products and prices and preparing your shopping cart.
HTML (Hypertext markup language), the HTML contains the basic page format with the initial content and layout.
MySql (My Structured Query Language) is used to manipulate and query databases where information is stored. For example it will be able to save your login details and your shopping cart contents on a server for future use.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheet), although not a language, the syntax is slowly growing in complexity and offering more and more functionality. It’s purpose is to control the design and layout of a page.
This is not an exclusive list of languages and other sites do use different technologies methodes.
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