The Most Popular PHP Frameworks to Use in 2021

The Most Popular PHP Frameworks to Use in 2021

PHP is a one of the most popular and widely-used, open source server side scripting language. Almost 80% of website and web applications build in PHP.

What is PHP Framework

PHP framework is a platform for building PHP web applications. PHP frameworks provide the most widely used code libraries, reducing the amount of code. They make it easy to grow your app over time and scale.

Many modern PHP frameworks follow the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern that ensures the separation of presentation and mindset and promotes modern web development techniques.

Here we are going to give you brief overview of the following PHP frameworks. They are listed below.

  1. Laravel Framework
  2. Symfony Framework
  3. Zend Framework
  4. CodeIgniter Framework
  5. CakePHP Framework

Laravel framework

Laravel is a new PHP framework but no doubt the most popular PHP framework out there so far. Reading Laravel is easy because each release is completely written. They also offer many screencasts, tutorials and blog updates.

Laravel has many features that make rapid app development possible. The Artisan command line interface provides many useful commands while developing the application. Laravel has a powerful timekeeping engine as well, performing common tasks such as authentication, cache, sessions, RESTful redesign, and line-ups for developers.

It has a large ecosystem with a fast capture and distribution platform. Laravel can be easily constructed with a Homestead bundle already installed with Vagrant.

Symphony Framework

Symfony is another popular PHP framework that empowers developers with a collection of PHP objects that can also work with code. When it comes to developing big business projects, Symphony makes good choices among PHP frameworks. Symphony framework objects are used by many content management systems such as Drupal, PHPBB, PIWIk, OROCRM and even the well-known Laravel uses it.

Symphony’s environment is great and is supported by the active community of developers.

Zend Framework

Zend packs a range of features such as an easy-to-use drag-and-drop editor, cryptographic coding tools, a connected Database Wizard, and quick fixes online tools. Its editor supports end-to-end technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well. Awesome framework is great for complex websites as it offers a lot of setup options. However, it is one of the most difficult to read.

CodeIngniter Framework

CodeIgniter is one of the oldest but simplest and most powerful frameworks. It can be easily installed and requires minimal user configuration. It works well on almost all shared and dedicated hosting platforms. CodeIgniter is not fully supported in the MVC framework. Models and views can be selected, but Controller classes are appropriate. Some power of CodeIgniter speed. It works faster with data operations in comparison to other components. CodeIgniter is well written and a great framework to get started with PHP beginners.

CakePHP Framework

CakePHP is already ten years old, but it is still among the most popular PHP frameworks. CakePHP brings speed, reliability and security. It has good support from the developer community to keep up with the latest technology. It is a modern and well-suited framework for commercial web applications. Form authentication, SQL injection blocking, fine documentation, cross-site application forgery (CSRF) protection, cross-site scripting (XSS) prevention are invincible features of CakePHP.

About Author

My name is Mukesh Jakhar and I am a Web Application Developer and Software Developer, currently living in Jaipur, India. I have a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science from JNU Jaipur University. I loves to write on technology and programming topics. Apart from this, I love to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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