PHP has been around since 1994 and today, more than two decades since its inception, powers over 800 million websites – which is more than 80% of the internet. Popular content management systems like WordPress and Joomla have been built with PHP, as is the eCommerce giant Magento. PHP is a server-side scripting language that lets you automate complex tasks and create dynamic websites or applications that are easy to update and maintain.
We believe PHP gives enterprises maximum returns for minimal investments. Here are some of the top reasons why you should use it for web development projects:
PHP is open-source and fully free to download and modify. You can alter the code in any way, and you don’t have to pay anyone to use or distribute it. Also, the language can be edited in almost every editor a typical PC contains, like MS Word or even Notepad. Also, it is platform-independent: you can build apps that run well on a variety of platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Rapid Deployment via Frameworks
PHP frameworks are technological blueprints of sorts that help you build web service applications quickly and effortlessly. They allow multiple people to work on a project seamlessly – including back end coders and designers. You can build robust applications that are error-free and easy to maintain while sticking to tight deadlines.
Once you build an app or website, you don’t need a lot of resources to update it or maintain it. You get a scalable product that will grow bigger (or smaller) according to the demands being placed on it. Also, you don’t need a lot of technical knowledge to administer these apps.
PHP has a worldwide community of developers that have been building a repository of coding best practices for several years. You get free answers to most of your problems from the helpful community through forums and blogs. Because it is open source, you can pick up whole chunks of code from applications that you like for use in your project.
Finally - because it has been around for a very long time - almost all of the major kinks have been resolved. In comparison to the other languages out there, it is the fastest and most error-free. It uses its own memory and places very little load on the server, which lets you build lightning-fast applications.
Openwave offers a comprehensive range of PHP development services for organisations at rock-bottom prices. We specialise in building robust applications that tackle tough business challenges and stand the test of time.