Binary package “php7.2” in ubuntu disco

server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language (metapackage)

 This package is a metapackage that, when installed, guarantees that you
 have at least one of the four server-side versions of the PHP interpreter
 installed. Removing this package won't remove PHP from your system, however
 it may remove other packages that depend on this one.
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 PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used
 open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited
 for web development and can be embedded into HTML.