PHP grows and grows
A Netcraft survey from January 2013 shows that PHP is used on 244 million websites. That is a total of 39% of all servers monitored (2.1 million servers/vm's).
History of PHP and Related Projects
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PHP has come a long way since its birth in the mid-1990's. From humble beginnings to becoming one of the most prominent languages powering the web, the evolution of PHP is a geek's fairy tale. Mind you, such explosive growth was no easy task. Those of you interested in briefly seeing how PHP grew to become what it is today, read on. If you'd like to touch a piece of Internet history, you can find old releases of PHP in the » PHP Museum.