PHP Programming Language


Official Website: PHP.net


PHP is a scripting programming language (meaning that the code is not compiled) that is used most often to build websites and do other web programming activities. Nearly 250 million public websites use PHP to publish dynamic content.

PHP is used to create some of the most popular content management systems on the internet, including WordPress, Magento, Drupal, and Joomla.

Besides being used for web programming, PHP is also used for other purposes, including building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and even some robotic drone applications.

The PHP language has been around since 1994, when it was created as a “Personal Home Page” utility. PHP is implemented using the C programming language.


PHP Frameworks

Several different frameworks have been created to make PHP easier to use and more dynamic. Here are some of the most popular PHP frameworks.

  • Laravel
  • Symfony
  • CodeIgniter
  • Phalcon
  • Laminas Project
  • Slim
  • FuelPHP
  • PHPixie
  • CakePHP
  • Yii