PHP development, based on the open source scripting language PHP (Hypertext Processor) is the most widely used scripting language for the development of dynamic web pages and web-based applications, encompassing the desideratum of entire web development spectrum. Originated in 1995, almost over 18 years ago it serves as a core part of open source technologies and is used in various open source technologies such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Magento, CakePHP, phpBB and many more. Integrated with seamless benefits surpassing the developer’s requisites in the most prominent way, it has turned out to be a preferred choice by the developers and offshore software development companies around the world in crafting thriving solutions in website design and development.
PHP development has always been enriched with various benefits and advantages, which lets the developers and programmers to unroll their maximum potential in web development process. Some of the major advantages of that are encapsulated in PHP are as follows:
- PHP is an open source technology; as a result anyone could download it and use it. It requires no licenses or keys and is available at no cost, these combined makes it a cost-effective solution not even for the developers, but also for the stakeholders/ companies seeking the online solutions.
- PHP as an open source technology is constantly being updated thereby allowing the PHP programmers to offer cutting-edge solutions in web development.
- It is a base of many open source technologies including Joomla, Drupal, Magento, CakePHP, WordPress, phpBB and several others. These all technologies have their own unique specialty in providing solutions in various web development requirements.
- PHP development is used by millions of users worldwide and also by many offshore software development companies, as a result of which one can avail the support as well as the guidance while developing solutions via PHP.
- Unlike other technologies and frameworks in PHP development there is an availability of hundreds and thousands of readily available tools, plugins, APIs, etc., as a result of which it not only proves to be a flexible development platform, but at the same time one can craft an end amount of rich applications, as well as web development solutions; all with the integrations of numerous plugins, functionalities and modules.
- PHP development provides solutions in:
- Web design and development
- Responsive website development
- Ecommerce website
- Online catalogs
- Web application development
- Custom CMS (Content Management System)
- Social media/ networking site
- And several others, as per the requirement.