PHP Frameworks

Overall Idea About PHP Frameworks

Our Developers are build complex websites and web applications for your business. there was a need for a more structured natural way of development. That’s how PHP came into existence. PHP frameworks provide developers with an adequate solution for that. And since then, PHP has been the base of coding, and thousands of people are working on it.

However, hiring PHP developers who are efficient, talented, and skilled enough could be a complex decision for many business owners. So, you must check out some parameters like work history, experience, etc. before hiring them. In this blog, we have discussed overall PHP frameworks.

Here is the list of PHP frameworks:

Laravel Web Development Framework

Laravel is currently one of the most popular PHP frameworks. This is one of the top web development frameworks that come with restful routing and some brilliant and innovative features for development. It also includes native PHP or lightweight tempting. The framework provides a solid base and foundation for web application development.


Symfony is currently the most scalable and one of the best PHP frameworks. This is also one of the web development frameworks that help in the faster creation of a web application, along with its simple maintenance of a website. It provides the advantage for other components like Templating, Translation, Validator, Forms Config, and more which makes it one of the top PHP frameworks. While comparing Symfony and Laravel, it’s difficult to say which one is better as they have many common and unique features and both are popular web development frameworks.

Zend Framework

This is one of the very lightweight & popular PHP frameworks that is fully featured. Version 3 of this framework is now available, with new major improvements. It is easy to learn and also provides various online training programs. The USP of this framework is consistency in design and object-oriented programming.

Cake PHP

This is one of the easiest & one of the best PHP frameworks to learn currently. It’s a PHP CRUD Framework (‘create, read, update and delete’) which is one of the most popular aspects of this framework. Some of its other interesting features include- session, cookie, request handling, e-mail, and security.


Codeigniter, one of the popular PHP frameworks, is currently available in version 2.2.6. It comes with simplified documentation. Some of the main features of this PHP framework include nearly zero configuration, no large-scale monolithic libraries, compatibility with standard hosting, no restrictive coding rules, no need for template language, etc.


Speed is the USP of these top PHP frameworks. This framework uses lesser memory and the time request is faster when compared with other PHP frameworks.

Yii Framework

This lightweight PHP framework is known for its easy installation process and can be easily extended. In this framework, PHP integrates with CodeCeption which is a popular testing framework. This allows faster web application development and testing.


This is one of the most simplified, lightweight, and one of the top PHP frameworks currently. It weighs less than 50KB and is considered one of the lightweight PHP frameworks. The main features of URL router, multilingual application support, and cache engine have been used for the creation of this powerful framework. The framework comprises a variety of plugins, a powerful queue library, an amazing ORM, painless routing, and simple authentication. The framework has been built using Symfony components.


Kohana was built with PHP OOP in mind and provides many advantages like visibility protection, abstracts, automatic class loading, interfaces, overloading, and singletons. However, you can use this lightweight PHP framework only you have PHP 5 or updated versions.


This is one of the top PHP frameworks which is written in PHP 5.3.  It uses a Cascading File Effect. Its main advantages are- RESTful implementation, HMVC implementation, URL routing system, form, and data validation, vulnerability protection, and caching system.


This is a micro-framework and quite extensible as well. The documentation of this framework is simple and one can easily learn it. The framework is not recommended for larger web application projects, as it is relatively simpler.


This framework is based on Symfony and Doctrine. The framework is suitable for all kinds of big and small projects. The Framework provides the advantage of being integrated with Font Awesome 4 and Bootstrap 3. The framework comes with a flexible theme system, Module Studio, chat, and document creator galleries. The platform is an open-source one and is free.


So far we have seen a sorted list of reliable PHP frameworks for startups that would surely help businesses to achieve success. The best part of all the above-listed PHP frameworks is that these are future-ready PHP frameworks and consist of countless features to give you an amazing web development experience.

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