In order to match the steps with the constantly changing of internet technologies, the main aim of business owners to represent their ecommerce websites, online business portals, forums, blogs in a dynamic and professional way. They are trying to attract the visitors’ brain with eye-catching web designs and stunning images embedded with referral text targeting to their business promotion. The web pages are also made responsive for easy access by latest mobiles and smart phones users. The noteworthy thing about this is the maximum numbers of websites developed in renowned open source technologies like PHP, which seems very reliable, safe and cost-effective.
Several advantages of developing Website Applications in PHP Programming are as follows:
- Open Source & Free to Use
PHP is open source which any one can use. The PHP web developers are providing technical support and constantly updating the core PHP functionalities. PHP is available at free of cost under PHP General Public License and most of its associative required software's like MySQL, Text Editors and Apache Server are also freely available, so it proves very cost-effective for the website owners.
- User Friendly & Easy to Code
Designed in a user friendly manner, PHP gives more flexibility than C, C++ and ASP and overall helps in increasing traffic to the site. It has a readable and easily understandable syntax. Its code is embedded in the HTML source code and it is based on C/C++. Therefore, it is very familiar and programmers are very comfortable coding with it.
- High Compatibility & Platform Independent
PHP is highly compatible with leading operating systems, web servers and many other different platforms. PHP scripts can run across operating systems such as Linux, Windows, Solaris, OpenBSD, Mac OSX etc and also provide support for all major web servers such as Apache, IIS, iPlanet and also supports all major databases including MySQL, dBase, IBM DB2, InterBase, FrontBase, ODBC, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.
- Powerful & Versatile
Now days PHP programming is used in various web portals. Starting from small business websites to gigantic organizational web Applications, informative forums, chatting platforms, CRM solutions, e-commerce shopping carts, community websites, e-business and database driven Apps can be easily developed using PHP.
PHP programs can be used to design any type of websites and capable to handle web applications with a lot of traffic. Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia are few examples of massive visited social networking sites made up of PHP framework and because it is server-side scripting, it can do anything that other CGI programs can do.
- Quicker Developments & Faster Processing
PHP is designed to work well with the web, and so things like accessing the GET and POST and working with HTML and URLs are built-ins in the PHP language. This makes it really concise and straightforward to develop a website.
It uses its own memory space and thus decreases the loading time and workload from the server. The processing speed is fast and web applications like Ecommerce, CRM, CMS and Forums are also developed faster with it.
- Highly Secure
PHP and its platforms are equipped with multiple layers of security to prevent threats and malicious attacks.
- Large Supporting Developers Communities
PHP has a bulky community of programmers who regularly update PHP tutorials, documentations, online support forums and FAQs. If you are looking for a particular script, chances are another user has already created something similar. Likewise, if you have created a function or wrote some code, other online user can use that.
- Most Trusted & Proven Since Two Decades
PHP programming has been used since last two decades from its inception in 1995. It is trusted by thousands of business websites owners and developers and the list is growing day by day. It has also proven its capability and versatility by developing and maintaining some of the most highly visited and popular websites.