Mind you I am not a PHP developer who understands what PHP means or what does it do at the expert level. But I do understand from a business stand point because of the regular work that needs me to deal with PHP development. According to me, and I don’t think I can put it more simply; PHP is a programming language which can be used to develop websites and bespoke applications. These are not ordinary websites having static pages, but dynamic pages which can be easily changed. Static pages are those that are built using HTML (another programming language) and in order to make changes to it, someone has to manually change the HTML and reload it onto the server. PHP has the ability to be embedded within web pages which makes the site dynamic.
Some of the benefits of using PHP are,
Free – Like Totally Free
PHP is completely free to use, free to download, and free to distribute having zero upfront costs and zero ongoing costs.
Free From Restrictive Licenses
You can let others download it from your site, you can use it for personal or commercial purposes, it can be used in any country and for any application you want. That’s some serious flexibility when you compare it to proprietary languages like Java and ASP.NET!
Reduces Server Bills
Though PHP can run on a Windows based server, it’s basically designed to run on Linux and Apache, which are open source software having zero upfront costs and zero ongoing costs – you even get future updates free of charge. Imagine this solution which can cut your server maintenance bills to a fraction of what you might be paying for your Windows servers (which will include ongoing maintenance and upgrade costs).
PHP has been and is being actively developed for over 15 years, which makes it the same age as many languages seen as ‘commercial’ like Java, ASP.NET etc. PHP is a proven technology but without the costs.
Runs on almost all of the Web Servers
PHP can run on almost all of the Web Servers since it works on just about every operating system available.
Thousands of Support Businesses
All around the world there are thousands of web development companies who can provide support, training and maintenance for your PHP driven website/application. Icreon is one such company with over 100+ PHP developers and 10 years of experience developing PHP based applications.
Ready to use Frameworks
There are many PHP frameworks available that take care of many of the regular functions like search function, content management etc. which allows the PHP developer to focus on building the site as per your requirements rather than re-creating code over and over again. For e.g. PHP frameworks like Cake PHP, ZEND etc. reduce the amount of time it takes to build your website, hence reducing your costs even further.
In order to implement PHP for your web development or bespoke application development needs, all you need to do is approach a company that does PHP development or has PHP developers. The best possible way to find such companies would be to go onto Google and type in the keywords along with your region, for e.g. PHP developers London / PHP development west Yorkshire, and I am pretty sure that you would receive some relevant results.
At Icreon UK, we have the experience and expertise to create PHP applications. We have in house PHP developers london that create a solution that is specific to your company requirements. We further provide support (if required) once the application is made live. Visit us to find out more about our PHP development/ PHP developer capabilities.