Originally short for “Personal Home Pages”, and now oddly considered short for “PHP Hypertext Preprocessor”, PHP is an excellent choice because it is so widely used that it is relatively easy to find developers who can help you. It is widely used because it is a free “open source” solution. This means that developers are able to build functionality components and share them with the global developer community. The result is an ever-growing library of base components that you can access and customize for your own purposes.
To give you an idea of how powerful and popular PHP is, the following mainstream websites are built with PHP: