Web Development In Php


Overview of PHP

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor is an open-source server-side scripting language especially suited to Web development. It was developed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. And since then there was no going back for this language. A survey tells that almost 79% of the websites in their data are developed using PHP. Also, the ever-increasing popularity of content management systems like Drupal, WordPress, Magento, Shopify, Laravel, Codeigniter, CakePHP, Symfony, and WooCommerce portraits how PHP has covered the backend under its wings.

PHP is a highly portable language. The cheap costs of web hosting and the availability of the servers for PHP is comparable to none. PHP can run on almost any platform that has Apache, IIS, and a supported database system installed, this makes PHP applications portable and easy to deploy. CMS’s like WordPress, Magento, Drupal, or Joomla make it easier to create websites and work on almost every web host. WordPress powers 30% of the web.

In current time Laravel and Symfony is the popular and widely used frameworks in Php 

The latest version of PHP is PHP 7.4.9 Release at 06 Aug 2020

Change log for PHP 7.4.9

PHP 8.0.0 Beta 1 available for testing

When we use PHP ?

  • Blog or E-commerce website with CMS
  • Perfectly for LAMP stack (Linux Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Ease of deployment and integration
  • The small scale web application
  • Create your own CMS

Best reason for the use of PHP

  • Easy to maintain
  • Open-source
  • Fast development
  • High compatibility
  • Secure and safe
  • Large community
  • Easy to learn
  • Cost-effective
  • Lost of frameworks
  • Suitable for everywhere