Developing your PHP Website means that you are joining one of the most popular and liked open sourced codes to build dynamic sites that answer to the growing need for flexibility and future thinking of site changes.
What is a PHP Website?
PHP is a server-side open source scripting language that helps improve and facilitate web development and brings down the costs of development projects.
Last year saw a staggering 82% of websites use PHP as their server-side scripting language.
That amounts to over 800 million websites!
Choosing to develop the website in PHP is best chosen when developing from a raw framework with no existing CMS and some of the more popular frameworks to use with PHP would be Symfony, CodeIgniter and Zend.
PHP would also be a good choice If you need to work with an existing CMS, and as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are all written in PHP, they can be extended with PHP, which can also help to reduce the development cost.
A PHP Website is a popular choice to use as a server-side scripting language as opposed to languages such as ASP.NET and Ruby.
Below are the main 4 reasons for this:
#1: PHP is Easy to use
PHP is greatly used among web developers because it is easy to read and understand. PHP syntax is based off of both C and Perl, and can be easily parsed.
When comparing PHP to other complex programming languages, we find PHP to be clean, eloquent, and organized. This makes the development process faster and cheaper.
#2: You control the wheel
PHP works well with other coding languages and services such as HTML, CSS and other databases.
Code scripts can have tags, which makes it easy to insert and mix between HTML tags, enabling web content to be highly dynamic.
As PHP is written between tags, code and functions can be written in any order within a document. This eliminates the need to manage and make sure the site code is placed correctly.
#3: Free of Cost
A PHP Website is a free open source web language, it’s completely free of cost.
This means you don’t need licensing fees and you can migrate between developers.
#4: Efficiency in Performance
In the right hands, PHP can become an efficient web language to use. As a matter of fact, PHP is known to be scalable when writing code as well as in creating applications and is very reliable when you need to serve several web pages.
When deciding in what code language to develop your PHP Website, PHP, being so popular, would make a good choice for most projects that full within the abilities of PHP.
PHP however is not the only language out there, and once your project has been researched and a clearer picture is available for the required end result, we would recommend the most suitable coding language to match your expectations and budget requirements.