Almost 80% of websites on the Internet run on PHP. For example, Facebook and Wikipedia use it on their servers.
Why does business still choose PHP web programming?
Low development costs
PHP is open source and distributed under the GPL license. It allows you to quickly create prototypes and ready-made sites. There is a large community of programmers who work with PHP and share their experience: this pro-vides support to developers and supplies a large amount of useful documentation placed in the public domain; in-structions and manuals on PHP programming, templates and examples, as well as scripts and programs in PHP.
Quickly create web applications
Applying PHP to web application frameworks allows you to create in no time. It also makes applications scalable and easy to maintain, allowing them to evolve over time. PHP frameworks that we use for these purposes include Laravel, Codeigniter, CakePHP, Symphony, Zend Framework 2, and Yii,.
PHP is flexible and compatible
A significant advantage of PHP is its flexibility and versatility. It is compatible with all major platforms: (Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS); It also supports all leading servers (nginx, Apache, IIS, iPlanet, etc.) and more than 20 databases (including MySQL, MongoDB and PostgreSQL) so allowing businesses to maximize the use of existing infrastructure with minimal costs.
PHP has been actively developed since 1995. At the end of 2015, a major update to version 7 was released, which significantly expanded the language's capabilities and significantly increased its performance.
Most popular content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are also based on PHP. Accord-ing to research in the field of web technologies conducted by W3Techs, WordPress dominates the market of CMS systems and is used on 25% of all sites.