> This is exactly what I was getting it. PHP is nice because you can just sprinkle a little bit on some raw (already existing!) HTML and then have some server-side magic on your website.
Pretty much any language can do that. There's HTML::Mason for Perl, Spyce for Python, eRuby for Ruby etc.. People just keep making up fairy tales about how PHP is so much easier than the alternatives, but it's simply not true.