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To PHP, or not to PHP? Top 5 Benefits of Building with PHP

benefits_of_building_with_PHPWhat is PHP? Chances are that if you’re even semi-tech savvy you’ve at least heard of it. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is open-source scripting language that is server-sided and can be used to create awesome, state-of-the-art web sites and web-based apps. In fact, approximately 82% of websites use this scripting language for the myriad of advantages it has over other web technologies. For example, WordPress, one of the world’s most popular content management systems, is run on PHP, allowing it to be one of the most versatile platforms for websites across industries.

PHP is versatile, diverse and stable – the tried, tested and true of web application development. Here are the top 5 benefits of building your business solution with PHP.

  1. SPEED

Speed is a benefit of PHP as it requires minimal system resources to run. Even when being used in conjunction with other software, PHP retains its speed without slowing down other processes. It’s no wonder that giants like Google and Facebook are built upon it, alongside some of the biggest e-commerce websites such as Amazon and others. If your business needs an online storefront, PHP is the way to go.

  1. FREEDOM

There are no costs to using PHP, nor does it require paid hosting. There are no licenses, restrictions or royalty fees. Some technologies require you to use Windows servers – which costs money. PHP doesn’t have any hidden fees and is great for building scalable sites that aren’t tied to costly services.

  1. FLEXIBILITY & STABILITY

One of PHP’s most attractive features is its flexibility, coupled with its stability. It may be used at both ends of the spectrum, being equally suited for front-end and back-end development. Other scripting languages are more rigid, and have other requirements that might take your developer a lot longer to get through if there are lots of changes.

  1. COMMUNITY

PHP’s been around for a while. As a mature technology, it’s endured the test of time, surviving and adapting to changes in technology and the best practices of web design. Security hazards and bugs are well known and addressed by a big community of developers worldwide who share a common goal: to create world-class web applications.

  1. OPENNESS

Not only is PHP flexible and stable, but it’s not restricted to an operating system. Expect PHP to run seamlessly on Windows, MAC OS or Linux operating systems. Not only that, but PHP can be easily embedded into HTML. This makes it very easy for one to convert an already existing static website, into a bold and new rich one.

If you need a new website or require the development of a web-based application, contact the experienced Tampa PHP developers at Absolute Mobile Solutions today.

Marlena Malcoci

Marlena is a senior developer at Absolute Mobile Solutions, specializing in PHP, web and mobile app development.

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