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Now I don't know PHP or how exactly it fits into HTML, but I had an idea that you could run a PHP script in a Stack Snippet. Is this true, and if so could you give some examples?

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This is impossible. PHP is server-side, but snippets are client-side.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You could theoretically add support for server-side snippets, but I don't even want to think about that security disaster. \$\endgroup\$ – orlp Aug 26 '15 at 9:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are services like repl.it that support languages like PHP, so I assume it wouldn't be impossible to make it secure. \$\endgroup\$ – PurkkaKoodari Aug 26 '15 at 9:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ repl.it tends to disable entire imports or groups of functions, (maybe for security?). One example is you cannot import json in Python. \$\endgroup\$ – mbomb007 Aug 26 '15 at 21:55
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Perhaps, if somebody added a PHP-to-Javascript converter like the other converters shown here, it could be possible. It would most likely be only a partial solution capable of only a subset of PHP's features, if ever implemented, since some wouldn't be possible.

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