Why Should You Use PHP?

Posted: September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

I am currently working through a book on PHP and at first was completely confused about the language. But after seeing what it is capable of it is truly powerful on what you can do in PHP. Some of the reasons that PHP is a great choice it is free, well-supported and available everywhere. Being supported by almost all of the web hosting services is a plus. This makes it easy to move your sites to different hosting services when needed without having to recode your site. Another great reason is there is a lot of great open-source applications available on the net ready for download and use. Plus, there is a great community of support. There is plenty of people to consult to find fixes and help.

All web applications needs a place to store its data – and what better place to do that than on the best open-source database platform, MySQL. Together PHP and MySQL is a potent combination. It also relatively easy to use but very powerful in what it is capable of. By the way the top three content management systems (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal) are written in PHP. So I guess the question is why wouldn’t you use PHP in your websites? Learn the language and you will be glad you did.


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