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How to put a .php script in .html file …?
If the HTML file has the extension .PHP, then it’s still HTML but the server will recognize it as a PHP file, and execute all PHP code in it.
First save the file as .php instead of .html
Ensure that your php script that you past into your html, that has now been saved as .php is still wrapped in
To view the php file though, you will have to be on a server that runs php and apache, or you can run it locally by downloading mamp(mac) or wamp(windows).
Tutorial about MAMP by chris: https://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/86-mamp/