There is a vast difference between static and dynamic websites in terms of usability and functionality. HTML static websites are simple and straightforward, whereas PHP dynamic websites allow sophistication and can accommodate a lot more functions. The most obvious advantage is the ability to load content dynamically, meaning that the same code template can be used over and over. New students tend to think that this difference creates a sort of antagonism between PHP and HTML. It is not exactly so.
Contrarily, PHP Hypertext Preprocessor and Hypertext Markup Language work together to achieve the best results in a dynamic website. The road that new students take to the mastery of either course is paved with many different obstacles and challenges. One of which is being able to understand the basics of these coding languages.
HTML is simple. Needless to say it is easy. That creates the question of whether or not the other coding language is difficult. The answer depends on how well-versed a student is with lower level preparatory languages. Without any prior knowledge whatsoever about what syntax is, a student will easily get lost in the swarm of codes. If the student does know a few things about coding, the task will be relatively easy.
The idea is learn lower level languages first. For the Internet, HTML is as low as you can get. It is composed of the most basic of syntax, using only the angle brackets, and the forward slash. The most basic tags in this markup creates a visible element on the web page, for instance, the headings tags, which create headings or really large bold text on the web page.
A lot of programming schools use this program as an introductory course to other high-level languages. Since complex languages require a modicum of understanding of how syntax works, the student need to learn it step by step, starting from the bottom. PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, a server-side scripting language, can do many operations on the server that static webpages cannot on a browser. In a nutshell, the power offered by this language comes with difficulty.
To be completely honest, what a server-side language sends to the browser is also a static webpage, which is then rendered by the browser, just like it would on any other static page. The difference is that PHP can do many things on the server, such as validate forms, parse email addresses and use conditional responses. Basic static markup cannot do any of those things.
In order to learn server-side scripting and programming, a student need to learn about static webpages first. This will give them the necessary knowledge to understand the concepts used in higher-level programming. However, straightforward markups like HTML cannot do the same things that PHP can, such as using conditionals, variables and functions.
In summary, PHP and HTML are two different languages, one more complicated than the other. When it comes to creating fully functional dynamic websites, however, both of them work together to achieve great results. If static websites are simple, dynamic websites can do many things. Therefore the language used to create them will vary in difficulty. So, both must be approached with caution.