A certain kind of developer loves to hate on PHP. They are really going to hate where PHP’s custodians are taking it next. PHP was created by Danish programmer Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995. In 1997, Israeli programmers Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski rewrote the parser, creating the base for PHP 3. BY 1999, they had built the Zend Engine, which is still the interpreter for PHP.