PHP is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Its syntax draws upon C, Java, and Perl, and is easy to learn. PHP runs on many different platforms and can be used as a standalone executable or as a module under a variety of Web servers. It has excellent support for databases, XML, LDAP, IMAP, Java, various Internet protocols, and general data manipulation, and is extensible via its powerful API. It is actively developed and supported by a talented and energetic international team. Numerous Open Source and commercial PHP-based application packages are available.
Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations. It was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core that implements a few low-level protections against buffer overflows or format string vulnerabilities. The second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections. Suhosin is binary compatible with plain PHP installations.
SAPRFC is the extension module for PHP that allows you to call ABAP functions in an SAP R/3 system from PHP scripts. It is also possible to write an RFC server program in PHP, and call PHP functions from ABAP. Other features include using the RFC (Remote Function Call) API to make a call, discovering the interface of a function module, and mapping all RFC types to PHP strings (delivered with a test script that has a similar function to the "Single Test" option in the SE37 transaction).
php_db2util is a module that extends PHP with mass data movement functions. It supports connecting to a DB2 server, loading data from a client or server with a replace option or insert option, and exporting data from a table to a client. It also allows the runstats utility to be run to recreate indexes.