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Ultimate Guide of PHP Development

Lena Charles
Tech Consultant at well established IT company specializing in enterprise web application development, mobile apps, IoT, Cloud and Big Data services.
Updated on ・3 min read

PHP has turned as the foremost language for web development. It is known as a general-purpose scripting language. Mainly, it is used to develop the website, and enhance web pages. PHP language based on the open-source, cross-platform, and easy to learn attributes.

In the contemporary scenario, PHP is considered the best programming language and recognized as a powerful tool to build dynamic and interactive web pages. Constantly experts upgrade PHP with the latest version and presently PHP 7 is the most recent released version.

Must-Known Things of PHP Language

  • Stands for Hypertext Preprocessor
  • Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994
  • Executed on the Server-Side
  • Can be Integrated with several databases like MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and PostgreSQL,
  • According to, it is Fast, flexible and pragmatic,
  • Over 60% of sites on the web using PHP are still on discontinued version 5.6 or older versions prior to 7.1 are no longer officially supported by The PHP Development Team, but security support is provided by third parties, such as Debian

PHP is a wide programming language, which has expanded. However, several informative things are essential to know before to hire php developer.

What can you do with PHP and Its Usage?

  • On the servers, only PHP users are enabled to interact (create, open, read, write, and close files) with several files.
  • Give the authority to provide data from the web such as Contact number, E-mail, and other details.
  • Enable to send and receive cookies.
  • PHP programming language permits to send E-Mail to the website users.
  • The data is available on a database that can be accessed and alter and store with PHP language as per your preference.
  • Used to create dynamic content.
  • PHP gives you a feature to restrict unauthorized users to the websites.
  • Encrypt data to save transmission

PHP language offers immersive benefits that everyone should about them to meet with the market requirements.

Advantages of PHP Language

Easy to Learn

PHP language is easy to learn and has turned as the perfect choice for beginners. For C and C+ developers, this language is very easy to acquire as it uses Syntax. There is a huge matter also available on the internet in the form of videos and docs.

Open Source & Free

PHP is an open-source project, which is maintained by a worldwide huge and active community of developers. The open-source feature turns the platform free to download for us and use it.


PHP language is not confined to any one or two multiple operating systems. It can be run on several platforms including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. This programming language is compatible with various servers such as Apache and IIS.

High & Faster Performance

PHP Offers high performance as compared to other scripting PHP languages. Scripts that are written in PHP can be executed and run easier to the platforms and it is embedded with HTML which is known for the faster development.

To turn the PHP development into a more easier and faster process, many frameworks have also introduced. The below-mentioned frameworks play a huge role in the PHP development process.

Frameworks of PHP Development


Laravel is the most trending PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell. This framework is known for its syntax. Along with this, Laravel has all the integrated features that a modern development requires.

  • Enable to integrate with third-party libraries
  • Built-in functions to manage user management and caching.
  • Core functionality can be expanded by using add ons.


CodeIgniter is based on a Model View Controller architecture. It offers lightweight applications that can run on modern servers without any hurdle.

  • Delivers Best documentation
  • Known for its simplicity
  • Develop scalable frameworks


The Symfony framework is known to offer high performance. It is easy to use and a highly flexible framework. Symfony PHP framework has inbuilt testing functionally features and highly flexible to set up individual components. It is a set of reusable PHP components.

Before starting the PHP development process, these are the essential things that everyone should know. By knowing these facts the development process can turn into easier and faster. Constantly PHP language is upgraded by the experts to offer extensive and modern features.

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