In the world of software development, PHP is the most popular server-side programming language to date. When we think about web PHP development is the language of choice with almost 80% of all existing websites that breath PHP code.
PHP frameworks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and have targeted developers with different levels of experience, hosting capabilities, application needs, and development time-frames.
We gather the most popular PHP frameworks that make it possible for developers to build websites and web applications of all sizes and complexity.
Laravel – The king of PHP frameworks
This framework provides, accessible, powerful tools needed to build, large robust applications, with an inversion control container, expressive migration system, and tightly integrated unit testing support.
Symfony – Perfect for complex and large scale enterprise projects
With the help of Symfony, you can speed up the creation and maintenance of your web applications.
This framework gets all his super powers from the reusable and decoupled set of components it packs within. Even the king of PHP frameworks, Laravel, utilizes many of Symfony components.
Phalcon – Build for speed
Phalcon is the fastest PHP framework available on the market. This framework beats all other frameworks by margins in performance, brings in all features to develop web applications of any size and complexity, and is easy to learn.
CakePHP – Old but still powerful
CakePHP framework was originally released back in 2005 but still stands strong in front of the most sophisticated modern PHP frameworks like Laravel and Phalcon. With the help of the latest version CakePHP 3.0, this framework is once again back in demand among developers.
CakePHP 3.0 features enhanced session management, standalone libraries and decoupled components for better modularity, improvements in ORM and many helpers.
PHP frameworks have always been the default choice of developers for creating complex web applications. Deciding on which framework to use depends on a variety of factors like speed, ease of use, features are available, documentation, and the dependencies or hosting resources it requires.