PHP OCI8 Features
Access Oracle Database with the PHP OCI8 extension or the PDO_OCI Driver. PHP OCI8 and PDO_OCI are part of the PHP open source project. They are maintained by Oracle. The PHP OCI8 extension is the premier interface for working with Oracle Database, bringing high performance and availability features to PHP. It is included in PHP bundles and is also available on PECL to update your OCI8 extension. Oracle's standard cross-version database connectivity allows PHP to connect to multiple versions of Oracle Database. The PDO_OCI interface for PHP's PDO data-abstraction interface is available with PHP bundles.