What is PHP for z/OS?
PHP for z/OS provides a port of the PHP (version 5.1.2) scripting language to the z/OS UNIX System Services platform. PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language that is well-suited for Web development. PHP's syntax is similar to that of C and Perl, making it easy for anyone with basic programming skills to learn. PHP is both powerful and flexible: it has a rich set of APIs and it contains a Perl-compatible regular expression library. PHP is popular in the computing industry and is available on a wide variety of platforms. PHP for z/OS includes an extension to access DB2 for z/OS via ODBC. This allows PHP applications to access DB2 data on z/OS.
PHP for z/OS is an unpriced feature of the IBM Ported Tools for z/OS, an unpriced licensed program.
To order PHP for z/OS, most customers can go to IBM ShopzSeries Web site. For all other customers, please contact your local IBM representative.
Note: When PHP for z/OS is ordered, it will be sent with IBM Ported Tools for z/OS (which contains the OpenSSH function). An order of IBM Ported Tools for z/OS will not include PHP for z/OS. OpenSSH and PHP for z/OS functions can be run independently.
- IBM Ported Tools for z/OS: PHP for z/OS Feature User's Guide PDF
The latest version of the Program Directory and License Information document can be found here.
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