PHP, it has plethora of benefits. The important feature of PHP is that it is an Open source i.e. there is no need to purchase a license. It is feature-rich and have basketfull of functionalities that a paid scripting language would offer. Excluding the open source feature there are some other additional benefits which attracts people towards it.
# Platform Independent: It supports all the leading web browsers. Whether it is MAC, Windows, Linux or UNIX.
# Easy: If you are familiar with syntax of C or perl, You can learn PHP easily and quickly. This server side scripting language is easy to learn as compared to other langauges. Using PHP, the user can stop focusing on programming and concentrate more on designing their website.
# Widely Available: PHP is a successful server side scripting language available in open market. Users can easily find PHP tags and entire PHP documents online at zero cost.
# Online Community: There is a dedicated online community which assists the PHP manipulation and implementation . As PHP is an absolutely free server side scrpting language users can get all the required documents, supporting files at no extra cost. Where as, users has to pay for other competitive langauges of PHP.
# Better Control: PHP does not need long scripts which can be done in few lines of codes, where as in other languages long scripts are required. Whenever, you want to make changes you can edit anytime.
# Scalable and Reliable: PHP is scalable and reliable, it enhances the performance of the website. If the website consists of more pages than PHP is the best server side scripting language to use.
# Supports all the servers: PHP supports all the major servers such as Apache, Netscape, Personal Webserver, Microsoft IIS.
# Secure: PHP has many layers to protect againist the threats and Viruses. It is one of the most secured way of developing websites.
# Supports all Major Databases: It supports all major databases MySQL, Interbase, FrontBase, PostgreSQL, SQL Lite.
# Better Performance: It has better performance rating than other languages. PHP is fast, efficient and reliable which works with all the major web browsers.
# Easy to read: PHP is easy to read and understand comapred to other langauges. PHP is organized, Clean and Fluent.
# Trusted: PHP started in the year of 1995, it has proven track record till now. Even the list is increasing now.
# Abundance of Frameworks: The large quantity of PHP frameworks, easy to learn which can make performance of your website lite. The convenient file structure, gives you an opportunity to organize your files and codes to increase productivity. Some of the popular frameworks are Laravel, Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter, FuelPHP, CakePHP, Yii, Phalcon which gives basic tools and functionalities that you can use.
The above mentioned features have made PHP as a leading web technology. Fully featured web technogy with reliability, scalability and flexible frameworks. Let us discuss more about PHP frameworks in my next post.