Why PHP is best

by JoannaRivera 567 replies
hi,

there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I would say one of the main reasons is it was the first scripting language that was widely used AND open source. As a result, many web applications and frameworks were created using the script, and PHP spread through those applications.
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    • Profile picture of the author txr7
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      I would say one of the main reasons is it was the first scripting language that was widely used AND open source. As a result, many web applications and frameworks were created using the script, and PHP spread through those applications.
      actually, Perl was the first widely used and open source language.
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      • Profile picture of the author txr7
        PHP is widely used because:

        1. It is a scripting language, so no need to compile, deploy, test, then do it again. It is good for what we do, however larger companies will need more power and tend to rely on C/C++, but again those are very large companies, with very high traffic

        2. Since it is scripted, the complexities are abstracted out. PHP comes with pre-written code for you, you just make the calls and you don't have to write the complex algorithm to get things working. This makes it easier for people to write applications

        3. The alternatives are more complex syntax wise, or compilation wise

        overall, it is pretty nice language to code in. Make sure to take advantage of the new OOP in php5. Classes, while not really objects in real sense, are good way of organizing your code.
        What is happening now a days is that websites are becoming more intelligent and requiring more code. Orginizing code in classes is a life saver, and php5+ gave php a life extention.
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    • Profile picture of the author tirupati
      2 things
      1) scripting language
      2) Open source
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      • Profile picture of the author PHIMind
        Being open-source it spread through the community of developers faster.
        Being a close relative to c/c++ made the c/c++ programmers ready to work on it.
        Being developed with the community in mind made it wide-spread through servers all around.
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    • Profile picture of the author globalpageindia
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      I would say one of the main reasons is it was the first scripting language that was widely used AND open source. As a result, many web applications and frameworks were created using the script, and PHP spread through those applications.
      Thank for this information.
      I think you have good knowledge about PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author dizen
    There are many reasons , one of the reason is it is cost efficient
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    • Profile picture of the author phpindia
      Originally Posted by dizen View Post

      There are many reasons , one of the reason is it is cost efficient
      Yes, it is cost efficient but besides this reason there are plenty of other reason which can be considered to choose PHP first compare to any other scripting language. Its an opensource language and available freely on internet to develop beautiful websites. All CMS like magento, wordpress, Joomla and drupal also support PHP for better functionality and content management.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
    It is simple to program in, and works so well with mysql (also open source).
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    • Profile picture of the author Poglia
      Originally Posted by CBSnooper View Post

      It is simple to program in, and works so well with mysql (also open source).
      This. I really like PHP, it's my favorite programming language. Way better than ASP.
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    • Profile picture of the author HostingWarrior
      Originally Posted by CBSnooper View Post

      It is simple to program in, and works so well with mysql (also open source).
      My Point also the same. In addition, it is more flexible as well as easier to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellogg9
    There was always Perl which came before PHP and was popular too...There is also .Net which is actually more versatile than PHP....I think the biggest reason for its wide adoption is that PHP is 1) FREE and 2) Made exclusively with Internet in mind and so very mature to handle all kinds of issues 3) Easy to use.

    Perl was starting to show its age and although it was easy to use it was still a bit cryptic at times and it wasnt built really to handle the internet...it was built to parse scripts which was then adapted for the internet.

    .Net is a brilliant piece of work by Microsoft but it is because it is from Microsoft that many other systems (outside the PC) dont use it...especially since it requires a license to use while PHP is totally free.

    PHP fit the market for its time and was the best at its time that many people began adopting it.
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    • Profile picture of the author LosingMyHair
      Originally Posted by kellogg9 View Post

      There was always Perl which came before PHP and was popular too...There is also .Net which is actually more versatile than PHP....I think the biggest reason for its wide adoption is that PHP is 1) FREE and 2) Made exclusively with Internet in mind and so very mature to handle all kinds of issues 3) Easy to use.

      Perl was starting to show its age and although it was easy to use it was still a bit cryptic at times and it wasnt built really to handle the internet...it was built to parse scripts which was then adapted for the internet.

      .Net is a brilliant piece of work by Microsoft but it is because it is from Microsoft that many other systems (outside the PC) dont use it...especially since it requires a license to use while PHP is totally free.

      PHP fit the market for its time and was the best at its time that many people began adopting it.
      All true. I started my career writing and modifying PERL scripts many years ago. PHP was in version 3 at that time. When version 4 hit, things really began to take off and I had a client tell me that I should really take a look at it.

      I scoffed because the syntax looked so "easy". How stoopid was that? Why should it be cryptic?

      The next thing I knew, I was dropping PERL altogether.

      PHP is so easy that is is widely thought of as a weekend programming language. I can't tell you how many people (both geeks and non-geeks) pick up a book and start write PHP code. Who wants to fool around learning constructs and configurations?

      <?php

      echo 'Hello world';

      Get 'er Done!

      And it didn't hurt that linux web hosts needed something simpler to install and offer their customers. PERL was not that solution. Even when I look at Ruby and Python, I think, "My mom would find it easier to learn PHP".
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      • Profile picture of the author LiamMcArthur
        Originally Posted by LosingMyHair View Post

        <?php

        echo 'Hello world';

        Get 'er Done!
        MessageBox.Show("Hello World")

        Much more simple
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        • Profile picture of the author alvineagle
          Because there are so many features like PHP is a Open Source language. PHP programs can also run in Windows and Unix. PHP IS scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. PHP can interact with MySQL databases.
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    • Profile picture of the author loenmilton
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      kellogg9
      There was always Perl which came before PHP and was popular too...There is also .Net which is actually more versatile than PHP....I think the biggest reason for its wide adoption is that PHP is 1) FREE and 2) Made exclusively with Internet in mind and so very mature to handle all kinds of issues 3) Easy to use.

      Perl was starting to show its age and although it was easy to use it was still a bit cryptic at times and it wasnt built really to handle the internet...it was built to parse scripts which was then adapted for the internet.

      .Net is a brilliant piece of work by Microsoft but it is because it is from Microsoft that many other systems (outside the PC) dont use it...especially since it requires a license to use while PHP is totally free.

      PHP fit the market for its time and was the best at its time that many people began adopting it
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  • Profile picture of the author Safade Billy
    Because it is free and less complicated. And lots of free software available in PHP, so iy is widely used. Since it is widely used lots of free software's are created using php.
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    • Profile picture of the author tundebj
      I'll always love PHP, i dont know what i could have done without it
      thanks to all who have made so much effort to see it this improved
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  • Profile picture of the author graphic_designer
    its simple and less complicated..as compared to ASP..
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    • Profile picture of the author Adi E
      Free to use, Widely supported, Plenty of books and online tutorials - and almost anything is possible with it

      Adi
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      • Profile picture of the author littlekid
        Originally Posted by Adi E View Post

        Free to use, Widely supported, Plenty of books and online tutorials - and almost anything is possible with it

        Adi
        i agree with you.. php is very popular and great resources we can get from internet because everyone can make any web based-progam they want. nice script..
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  • Profile picture of the author blagoj
    PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language. Open-source and free!
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  • Profile picture of the author yaji
    The major reason is, hosting php applications are much much cheaper than others, say, jsp.
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  • Profile picture of the author James12C
    All of the above and, for me, there is something elegant about it......
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  • Profile picture of the author thewebhostingdir
    Most websites are developed in PHP because it is free. Its web server, Apache is free. The best integrated database server with PHP is MySQL and is is free(community edition). Moreover, there is a wide variety of libraries developed by its lovers. (PHP, MYSQL communities are the largest)
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Well, it wasn't the first widely used one... that would have been Perl.

    There were many shell scripts out there long before PHP.

    It's certainly not the "best".

    No interpreted script can ever be better than a compiled binary. Period.
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    Because hosting is much much cheaper...
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  • Profile picture of the author radio
    as stated above, because the price is right!
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  • Profile picture of the author ClickMonkey
    Hello! :-) As was mentioned by Michael, long before PHP there
    was something called Perl. And was it ever popular and widely
    used by many people! There is a lot of ignorance when it comes
    to a lot of things that relate to computer programming. But it's
    a losing battle to try and persuade anyone that one scripting
    language is better than another. I take a practical view and say
    that if PHP is all someone knows and understands, then use it
    as best you can to reach your ultimate programming objective.
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  • Profile picture of the author SethTheUBotGuy
    I'm not a big fan of php. I only know it because everyone else uses it, and it's hard to get away from.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    In the mid to late 1990s, PHP was the only halfway intelligent server-parsed scripting language that ran on a Linux box, talked to an SQL database, was buildable as an Apache module, and didn't cost several thousand dollars.

    The competition has simply never caught up - not because of PHP's capabilities, but because there is so much code already written in it. For about six years, if you were doing anything remotely interesting on the web, you almost had to do it in PHP... and the late 1990s was a very, VERY interesting time for web technology.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by codepoint786 View Post

      Sometimes I’ve seen people say PHP is a bad first language, because it teaches bad programming habits.
      That's because you're not really studying programming when you use PHP. You're enjoying yourself with a shiny new toy, and having fun. You keep doing nifty interesting things with it, and it's cool, and you bounce in your seat and clap your hands and point at the screen and send everyone on your IM client a link to your dumb page that prints "Hello world!" like your first program always does, and ten minutes later you tell them to reload because now it says "Hello BlueFart!" and you think that's really funny. You end up learning a shocking amount of stuff in a very short period of time, because you're having fun.

      And then some dillhole comes along and complains that you're learning bad programming habits, in much the same way his father came up to him when he was three and complained about how you're only supposed to color inside the lines.

      If you're going to do this for a living, you will need to learn good programming habits, but you'll do that when you're ready. Right now, you're playing. Don't stress out about good programming habits. Just have fun. You will have plenty of time to get all anal about your class heirarchies or the proper use of "for" and "foreach" later. Color outside the lines all you want.
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      • Profile picture of the author die()
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        That's because you're not really studying programming when you use PHP. You're enjoying yourself with a shiny new toy, and having fun. You keep doing nifty interesting things with it, and it's cool, and you bounce in your seat and clap your hands and point at the screen and send everyone on your IM client a link to your dumb page that prints "Hello world!" like your first program always does, and ten minutes later you tell them to reload because now it says "Hello BlueFart!" and you think that's really funny. You end up learning a shocking amount of stuff in a very short period of time, because you're having fun.

        And then some dillhole comes along and complains that you're learning bad programming habits, in much the same way his father came up to him when he was three and complained about how you're only supposed to color inside the lines.

        If you're going to do this for a living, you will need to learn good programming habits, but you'll do that when you're ready. Right now, you're playing. Don't stress out about good programming habits. Just have fun. You will have plenty of time to get all anal about your class heirarchies or the proper use of "for" and "foreach" later. Color outside the lines all you want.
        This is one of the best things I have heard said about php haters.
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      • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        That's because you're not really studying programming when you use PHP. You're enjoying yourself with a shiny new toy, and having fun. You keep doing nifty interesting things with it, and it's cool, and you bounce in your seat and clap your hands and point at the screen and send everyone on your IM client a link to your dumb page that prints "Hello world!" like your first program always does, and ten minutes later you tell them to reload because now it says "Hello BlueFart!" and you think that's really funny. You end up learning a shocking amount of stuff in a very short period of time, because you're having fun.

        And then some dillhole comes along and complains that you're learning bad programming habits, in much the same way his father came up to him when he was three and complained about how you're only supposed to color inside the lines.

        If you're going to do this for a living, you will need to learn good programming habits, but you'll do that when you're ready. Right now, you're playing. Don't stress out about good programming habits. Just have fun. You will have plenty of time to get all anal about your class heirarchies or the proper use of "for" and "foreach" later. Color outside the lines all you want.
        I wish there was a LOL button.
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  • Profile picture of the author clubvikram
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    Very rightly said it is a very good first programming language. it is easy accessible since it is opensource and free. Initially it was a pain in the neck installing php along with apache web server and mysql.But now life has become very easy with WAMPP AND xampp.There are wonderful software products developed using php like oscommerce ,joomla.drupal,sugarCRM,dotproject and many others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    I like both PHP and ASP.NET. But one nice thing about ASP.NET is that you can program it with either C# or VB.NET (my favorite).

    In addition, C# and VB.NET aren't just "scripting" languages -- they're full programming languages, so they're more powerful and versatile than PHP.

    However, what's really cool is that you can also use C# or VB.NET to program desktop applications. It's kind of a 2-for-1 deal.

    Johnny
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    • Profile picture of the author metabinltd
      I agree with most people on this topic.

      PHP is a powerful programming language, it supports classes, reflection, is modular, has a lot of support libraries built-in, you can create gui applications with it as well, i would say its a modern programming language rather than just a scripting language. If you want to do something really low-level thats not avaliable on the OS you can write a module for php in C or C++ (getting back to the original topic!)

      I really think the best place to start with learning C++ is learning object-oriented programming - at the moment php is the best place to start imho, then move on learning a bit about pointers before trying C++, although the biggest obstacle in learning how to program C++ is not the language itsself, but the compiling and linking applications together with the object files that you require for your project. Once this is setup, things become a lot easier.

      If you are looking to do web-programming in C++, i would recommend against it, you *can* do it but its not really designed from the ground-up for this type of thing.

      Hope this all helped!
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    • Profile picture of the author nontemplates
      Originally Posted by Johnny12345 View Post

      However, what's really cool is that you can also use C# or VB.NET to program desktop applications. It's kind of a 2-for-1 deal.

      Johnny
      Actually three or four for one. You can also do game programming and Rich Internet Applications. Cost is the reason why PHP is popular for online applications but learning C# is by far more powerful. You can write code that with a little tweaking will run on a PC, an XBOX, online or in an RIA.

      actually its a 5 in one advantage. C# will get you a good paying job in more places than PHP.

      But if you want to add some functionality to your site or be free to develop a CMS withut paying any money then its PHP.

      Although I am loving Python and Django.
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  • Profile picture of the author teye
    Why do you see so much PHP these days? Critical mass. Ease of use, great features, fantastic documentation, and widespread support keep it in the lead.

    There are easier, faster, more powerful things out there, but PHP strikes a nice balance.

    Django and Python have become my weapons of choice, but I still find myself coding many things in PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brew
    As many others have said; it is free, and easy to learn. Another reason is because you can see pretty much instant results - there is no compliling, so debuging scripts takes less time than other languages.

    Unfortunately the downside of this easy language is that it is easy to write scripts contain no security.

    Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author zain654321
    Accourding to me PHP is Best because

    PHP and other languages

    PHP is the best language for web programing, but what about other languages?

    PHP vs. ASP?
    Is there an ASP to PHP converter?
    PHP vs. Cold Fusion?
    PHP vs. Perl?

    PHP vs. ASP?
    ASP is not really a language in itself, it's an acronym for Active Server Pages, the actual language used to program ASP with is Visual Basic Script or JScript. The biggest drawback of ASP is that it's a proprietary system that is natively used only on Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). This limits it's availability to Win32 based servers. There are a couple of projects in the works that allows ASP to run in other environments and webservers: » InstantASP from » Halcyon (commercial), Chili!Soft ASP from » Chili!Soft (commercial). ASP is said to be a slower and more cumbersome language than PHP, less stable as well. Some of the pros of ASP is that since it primarily uses VBScript it's relatively easy to pick up the language if you're already know how to program in Visual Basic. ASP support is also enabled by default in the IIS server making it easy to get up and running. The components built in ASP are really limited, so if you need to use "advanced" features like interacting with FTP servers, you need to buy additional components.
    Is there an ASP to PHP converter?
    Yes, the server-side » asp2php is the one most often referred to as well as » this client-side option.

    PHP vs. Cold Fusion?
    PHP is commonly said to be faster and more efficient for complex programming tasks and trying out new ideas. PHP is generally referred to as more stable and less resource intensive as well. Cold Fusion has better error handling, database abstraction and date parsing although database abstraction is addressed in PHP 4. Another thing that is listed as one of Cold Fusion's strengths is its excellent search engine, but it has been mentioned that a search engine is not something that should be included in a web scripting language. PHP runs on almost every platform there is; Cold Fusion is only available on Win32, Solaris, Linux and HP/UX. Cold Fusion has a good IDE and is generally easier to get started with, whereas PHP initially requires more programming knowledge. Cold Fusion is designed with non-programmers in mind, while PHP is focused on programmers.
    A great summary by Michael J Sheldon on this topic has been posted to the PHP mailing list.

    PHP vs. Perl?
    The biggest advantage of PHP over Perl is that PHP was designed for scripting for the web where Perl was designed to do a lot more and can because of this get very complicated. The flexibility / complexity of Perl makes it easier to write code that another author / coder has a hard time reading. PHP has a less confusing and stricter format without losing flexibility. PHP is easier to integrate into existing HTML than Perl. PHP has pretty much all the 'good' functionality of Perl: constructs, syntax and so on, without making it as complicated as Perl can be. Perl is a very tried and true language, it's been around since the late eighties, but PHP is maturing very quickly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ten Writer
      I wanted to first of all note PHP is not the fastest scripting language out there. Google benchmarks for various scripting languages. PHP takes way too much processing power, creating a lot of unnecessary overhead, unlike Perl or Python. This is not a desirable result in many applications.

      Coming back to the question-the popularity behind PHP is fuelled by a relatively easy syntax and a not to high learning curve. Period. The original design of PHP intended to make life easier for non-programmers. It has not fully escaped this.
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  • Profile picture of the author eddiejames
    I have to agree with many of the points already made. I've used both PHP and ASP.NET, although I find .NET web apps can generally be a bit more complex to deploy.

    Great thing about PHP is that its less strict, you don't have to declare variable types and it is very flexible compared to some languages.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffrisk
    There are several other web programming languages out there, including Microsoft .NET (or ASP), Coldfusion, Java, and many others, that you may have heard thrown around previously. After being presented with these other solutions, you now may be asking - So why PHP?

    While it is true that many of these can do the same types of thing, PHP has several advantages. Here are some of the main ones as Oxygen Internet sees it:

    Cheaper hosting and more available servers - As PHP has risen to be one of the most popular language out there, there are a large number of companies that can host a PHP driven site. Of course, whilst Oxygen Internet offers our own range of competitive web hosting packages, it also means you have a massive range of other hosting to choose from if you do decide to ever transfer your website somewhere else.

    free to use, and cheaper ongoing costs - As many of the other languages out there are a bit more specialised, it can cost a lot more to develop a site using their technology. PHP is totally free of restriction to be used in whatever way you feel the need. No expensive or ongoing licensing fees, no expensive servers, and no expensive techical staff to keep your system reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Agnel
    It's best because 1) it's an open source server side scripting language, 2) it's free and most importantly 3) it's platform independant and 4) it can even use Microsoft IIS as its webserver instead of Apache and 5) It can also work with SQL Server instead of MySql. above all 6) you don't need a front end desinging tool like ASP.net in the .Net platfrom. So what else do you need to prove its the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author projek001
    it's an easy script, easy to use and create, it's also an open source.
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  • Profile picture of the author Safade Billy
    One of the factors I think is there is huge PHP developer community. And the opensource libraries that are available to cut a website in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author clubvikram
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    PHP is open source and many sophisticated ready made scripts are available for free like joomla,oscommerce,sugarCRM,dotproject,code igniter framework for php,cake php framework etc etc list is endless.It is fast and efficient.
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  • Profile picture of the author HomeBizNizz
    Why pay then you can get it for free...?
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  • Profile picture of the author greenexit
    I actually like ColdFusion more in general. It's so easy to do mySQL queries and much easier to understand for designers than PHP. However, the program is the web hosting for ColdFusion tend to be more expensive since ColdFusion is not free like PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author dunno
    .asp is the future, but its not as popular because its not as old as php and because people have to relearn another language
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    • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
      Originally Posted by dunno View Post

      .asp is the future, but its not as popular because its not as old as php and because people have to relearn another language
      you mean aspx (as in .net?) it will be popular as existing vb/c# programmers can transfer their skills but the bottom line is there are far more webservers running *nix than windoze and as such the proliferation of mysql/php is much higher.
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      • Profile picture of the author KZar
        PHP rose with the rise of linux in the enterprise space. Prior to that, most web scripting was done with perl. As stated, perl was a much broader brush and php was targeted to the web as the web became the "thing" we all had to program against.

        I see python gaining the same type of footing as people begin to see that the web has spawned HUGE datasets that can be sifted for gold. You would think programmers would revert to perl as parsing data is a particular strong suit of perl's but newer is often seen as better so... the dance continues.

        In the end, productivity is the key factor for any programmer. Use what gets the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisa wilson
    Hello friends,

    I am new to this forum and was looking for php cons n pros.
    This post is very informative 4 those who are looking for php knowledge.
    Good work By all.
    Thanks a lot to all for sharing such information.
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  • Profile picture of the author quickcash
    1) Easy to learn
    2) Most widely used already, so people prefer to learn it to develop existing apps
    3) Simple, i.e. not complex
    4) More and more tutorials for easy learning available.
    5) Vast features (or functions)

    That's all I could think of!
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  • Profile picture of the author martin2
    It's a cost efficient, and there is lots of documentation and free examples. Another reason you are programming inside of linux, in linux you don't need to think about all viruses and other mess.
    One more reason : it has very cool frameworks such as zend framework and lots of documentation about
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  • Profile picture of the author arunn
    its opensource.. supported in most servers,, lotsa free code and quick to get a replacement programmer / free support
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    • Profile picture of the author dconjar
      It's not. Some might even call it a fractal of bad design.

      I enjoy tinkering with it though.

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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Pamphile
    Before php most scripts were made in
    perl
    tcl
    C++
    C
    PHP copied the best feature of all these languages but remained simple and easier to use.
    Besides php was maybe the only first programming language created specifically for web development.
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  • Profile picture of the author drambended
    php is easy to learn programming language,
    and also it is free, all you have to do is just buy some php book and learn the basic
    try to implemented, you will know why PHP is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author premiumscripts
    PHP is definitely not the best, but it's the easiest to simply deploy. If you use rails you're going to have a hard time finding a web host and for php there are thousands of hosts readily available (and cheaply).

    Also, the fact that php is a very simple language means that everyone, even people new to php can easily write some code. However, the downside of this is that lots of times this code isn't very good at all No error checking, etc..
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Diamond
      Originally Posted by premiumscripts View Post

      Also, the fact that php is a very simple language means that everyone, even people new to php can easily write some code. However, the downside of this is that lots of times this code isn't very good at all No error checking, etc..
      I agree with you 110%. It makes me cringe to see folks offering scripts and snippets, here and on other forums, as if they're suitable for use on production websites, when at best they're amateur hobbyist projects.

      I've said this before and I'll probably say it again. There's an enormous difference between a script that "works" and one that's robust, secure, and ready for production use. If anyone here doesn't know the difference, consult a professional programmer, please, before you get your site hacked or destroyed.

      This doesn't necessarily mean that PHP is a lousy solution. It's actually quite good for a lot of purposes when used correctly.

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  • Profile picture of the author thatsfine
    Hello,

    Good Question!

    • Free - Open Source
    • Simple and Fast
    • One of the first programming language
    • Widely used by many softwares which made it popular.
    There are many more reasons listed above.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Nisam90
    As far as i know, and my experience is,
    It is very easy to learn
    Very flexible
    Free Open source
    Easy string manipulation
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    • Profile picture of the author joenoon
      PHP is really popular because most hosting setups come with Apache + PHP ready to go. Especially shared-hosting environments. Once your app outgrows a shared server and you need to get your own dedicated server, then its really up to you as to what language/web/app server you want to install based on your the language your applications are written in.

      If you plan on running a site that will get a good amount of traffic, you should first figure out what languages you are comfortable programming in, then plan out a real server deployment scenario.

      If you already know PHP, your site is small, and you don't care that other users you are sharing the environment with could cause issues on the hosting server bringing your site down, then its fine to just stick with the common.

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    • PHP is one of the most popular server side scripting languages running today. It is used for creating dynamic web pages that interact with the user offering customized information. PHP offers many advantages; it is fast, stable, secure, easy to use and open source (free)

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    • Profile picture of the author elizaacton
      PHP is a Open Source language. Its programs can also run in Windows and Unix.It is scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. It can interact with MySQL databases.
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    • Profile picture of the author dctoursw
      PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language. It is very easy to learn and its free to download and easy to install.........
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    • Profile picture of the author shivam7
      Its easy and simple too..
      that why PHP is best.......
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    • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
      PHP is an open source scripting language which can be easily integrated with simple HTML language and can support MySQL database for storing and retrieving data for a web application.
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    • Profile picture of the author jalicia18
      because it's an open source script and very easy to use. PHP is very popular in the internet professional website. Because php can do both from html scratch to php mysql CMS. It is very easy to integrate with css, javascript, ajax, jquery and flash.
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    • Profile picture of the author syra
      There are many language like asp and perl but PHP is much more better than asp & perl.

      By php, you can create dynamic HTML pages, files and much more. You can use PHP to loggin to a site that redirect a user to a specific page, meters, etc. loggin ASP works only on Windows (can also run on Linux, but not supported by the host of many and not as compatible), while PHP runs on both Linux and Windows Server. PHP runs better with mysql, php and also support mssql. With PHP you can easily work on the programming side as dns server, metadata, etc. but in other language like asp, its very difficult to work on handling server-side and you need a special permission to do this from admin. Typically, the same functionality can be accomplished in less code with PHP than with ASP. This is because the HTTP GET and POST variables are created automatically by PHP as global variables. Many plugins are free to PHP (if hosted on Linux).

      By above idea we can say PHP is definitely a good choice than other.
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    • Profile picture of the author kbsamurai
      Perl is still around.

      decent commentary blogged here,

      Perl vs. PHP vs. Ruby - Computerworld Blogs


      Ruby anyone ?
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    • Profile picture of the author stylin
      I started off using html and played with it for years then I came across php and it has me hooked. Tons of things can be done with php so its a must use for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author romioshiny
      I think the main reason for PHP are free to use, wide support, lots of books and online tutorials. This is a simple programming language and platform independent. It 's very easy to make dynamic Web pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author tirupati
      Php is Open source,Loosely coupled architecture,scripting language makes the excellent user interface.
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    • Profile picture of the author fergsi
      Cross platform, open source meaning Free to use, Widely supported by a huge open source community, Pletorial of ebooks and online tutorials.
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    • Profile picture of the author sidharthbanyal
      PHP is very simple and open source language. It works very well with MYSql which is also open source. There is lot of support available for php on internet
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    • Profile picture of the author cispratik
      PHP is accessible
      It's available for free
      It's available with documentation in many languages
      There are many support groups, forums, and teams supporting PHP
      There is a wealth of online information regarding PHP
      It's quick to develop in PHP
      A basic PHP script can be created without a firm understanding of programming principals, compilation, and other currently important programming concepts
      PHP is loosely typed, which makes basic scripts much faster to develop with less attention to design
      Programmers of Java, PERL, BASIC, and other popular languages can find many parallels to ease transition to PHP
      PHP is flexible. Use OOP or not. Use naming convention(s) or not
      It runs on many different operating systems
      It can be optimized, even "compiled" for performance closer to that of more established compiled languages
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    • Profile picture of the author steven300
      Because it give us dynamic approch from both side client side and server side
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    • Profile picture of the author buklodcs
      php is similar to java, c++ and C#...
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    • Profile picture of the author wickedinnovation
      PHP is efficient. PHP is the best because it's easier than other program and also it's free
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    • Profile picture of the author ricky pounting
      because it is very easy to use . it is opensource and supportive.
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    • Profile picture of the author sharmakamal
      It is cheap to create websites using php.
      it contain most of the feature of c,c++ and easy to learn in comparison to them.
      php is server side script easily workable with HTML,CSS,JAVASCRIPT.
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    • Profile picture of the author papachina
      PHP is scripting language easy to learn and we can use free open source with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author madprops
      I say PHP is widely used today because of legacy issues.
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    • Profile picture of the author excellzyxl
      Characteristics of PHP :-
      1. Easy to learn
      2. It is open source
      3. Best with combination of all database
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    • Profile picture of the author adenbells
      PHP is a powerful programming language, it supports classes reflection is modular has lots of support libraries built-in you can generate gui applications with it as well i would say its a contemporary programming language than a scripting language.
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    • Profile picture of the author virtueinfo11
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      • Profile picture of the author aidenkings
        The main reason I require to say is that PHP is a widely used open source scripting language. As a result, lots of Web applications and frameworks using a script to generate and PHP dissemination of these applications.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackjohns
      The biggest advantage of this scripting language is that it is available for free in market and thus a great choice for those having a tight budget. PHP has access to many ready-made frameworks and extensions allowing the developers to create functionalists such as profile management, CMS, back end admin etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hania12
      It's easy to learn, has extensive documentation, doesn't require much configuration to install and run.

      For example, you don't have to define a variable to use it in your script. You can refer to it directly and it's automatically created.

      If you are new to PHP I suggest you read some of my snippets at ePHP and if you are experiencing problems in your scripting journey feel free to post in my free PHP help thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author dawidtailor
      PHP is open source programming language.It is very easy to use and its a server side scripting language for creating dynamic pages. PHP coding is very easy for creating website and its very important for developing new website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ikeshaws
      PHP is the best source because its very easy and open. And the thing is that the ratio of security to utilize all people use language PHP.
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    • Especially we can also discuss how far PHP is more scalable in cloud when compared to other languages on the system. This must be an eye-opener for any others who has also not felt the power of PHP.
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    • Originally Posted by Nisam90 View Post

      As far as i know, and my experience is,
      It is very easy to learn
      Very flexible
      Free Open source
      Easy string manipulation
      Easy to learn? I'm debating between php and python - so PHP it is?
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    • Profile picture of the author MULTIMILLIONAIRE
      It's free and easy syntax..similar to C programming language...it's scripting and easy language compared to C,C++,JAVA...and php.net is huge and enough source to learn PHP...and if you seriously want to learn programming..start from C..
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  • Profile picture of the author Denis Grossman
    Because PHP is free.even the Mysql also free.Both work very well for web page and database.really perfect match.
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    sweet great source of info
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  • Profile picture of the author madhatseo
    Try using Windows machine just once. You'll be asking the admin to do everything for you from file permissions, etc. It's great for enterprise but not for web hosting unless you ahve a good reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author linesupplygrow
      Try using Windows machine one time. You'll be asking the admin to do everything for you from file permissions, etc. It is great for enterprise but not for net site hosting unless you have a lovely reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author 723Media
      From a programming standpoint, PHP is a great tool because of the support of the community. For example, creating files dynamically is never an issue. Most hosting providers allow the creation of files without question.

      As a .NET (C#) developer, that's usually a point of contention because many commercial hosts dont allow access to the FileSystemObject for file creation.

      Point being, the PHP community is the biggest reason to use it. Couple that with it being free and it looks even better.

      As a language though, it's pretty messy as many open source options are.
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  • Profile picture of the author easymoney0001
    one of the best multipurpose lang.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunsoftsystem
    Easy to learn, open source, lot's of free source code available on the net, supports mysql, support most of the web servers and more..........
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  • Profile picture of the author Nelson Clements
    Well, the most important reason might be that PHP is an OpenSource scripting language and secondly PHP is easy to learn and use and is PHP coding is less complex.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gezawy
      I think that PHP is the best... I always use PHP for my websites... because,
      1. It is open source
      2. Cross platform
      3. and the database management is easy..

      so PHP is the best..
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  • Profile picture of the author hanadaddy
    I love php because

    1. it's free
    2. it's easy ( I will probably spend more time with other languages to do the same thing)
    3. lots of resources. You can find the solution from the Internet easily.

    But I thinks PHP is not suitable for high traffic website. Each php process consumes too much memory. But there are some methods to resolve this problem. Such as using Cached files and other external PHP modules such as ACP(Alternative PHP Cache)

    "The Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP. Its goal is to provide a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. "

    Once, I implemented Magento free shopping cart under shared hosting account, but it was sooooo slow and required large amount of memory. But after I installed this apc module, the speed improved greatly, but I am still kind worried. Magento shopping cart is based on Zend framework . That's why it's heavy and slow.

    For Wordpress, the speed issue can be impoved by simply using WP Super Cache plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    The idea that you "can learn good programming habits later" is not unlike having children and let them play around and do whatever, behave toward others as they wish, etc. because they are having fun and can learn good manners later.

    YUK!

    Early in my software education I was taking a BASIC programming class.

    Then my boyfriend (at that time) taught me about structured programming.

    I took the assignment I had written for a poker playing program and re-wrote it using subroutines (this was BEFORE Object Oriented Programming...). Took me all of a whole Sunday afternoon and evening. My boyfriend commented that he hadn't expected me to go re-write my assignment -- but it was a good thing I did. 2 assignments later, our assignment was to modify the poker playing program to including betting.

    Had I tried to modify my original version -- I might have dropped the BASIC class (not really, but it would have taken a LONG time). Modifying the revised version took so little time (much shorter than writing the original program) that I was hooked.

    Good habits in programming are there for a reason: they save you a ton of pain & agony down the road.

    And, it seems like, programming languages get invented to nearly force programmers to program with the good habits that excellent programmers already use, no matter the language.

    The first quarter of my software career was involved with assembly language -- of a variety of types. C is probably the closest to doing assy language (the original c, anyway...not sure about later.) -- and perl probably comes next.

    On the other end of the scale is Java, which is a strongly-typed language. I once started taking a perl and a java class at the same time -- talk about philosophies on opposite sides of the spectrum.

    Perl has been described (appropriately enough) as a "write only language" -- and there's a reason they hold "obfuscated perl" contests (they hold them in other languages, too -- but in perl, the obfuscation truly shines!)

    Good discipline in software PAYS OFF.

    Lax discipline takes hold because hardware is so cheap. But, in the long run -- probably not.

    Years ago I re-wrote a production program for my employer as a skunk works project. Because of the way it originally was written, the program required overlays, which required disk accesses on floppy disks (SLOW!). The primary customer complained about this. However, after I was done re-writing, the program no longer required the overlay and the customer (as I found out later, as I changed jobs shortly thereafter) was VERY HAPPY.

    Here's the real point -- everything we do is a habit: we can "learn" sloppy habits, or good habits. You have to learn -- might as well learn how to do it with excellence.

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    • Profile picture of the author Marcel Hartmann
      Originally Posted by zapseo View Post

      The idea that you "can learn good programming habits later" is not unlike having children and let them play around and do whatever, behave toward others as they wish, etc. because they are having fun and can learn good manners later.

      YUK!

      Early in my software education I was taking a BASIC programming class.

      Then my boyfriend (at that time) taught me about structured programming.

      I took the assignment I had written for a poker playing program and re-wrote it using subroutines (this was BEFORE Object Oriented Programming...). Took me all of a whole Sunday afternoon and evening. My boyfriend commented that he hadn't expected me to go re-write my assignment -- but it was a good thing I did. 2 assignments later, our assignment was to modify the poker playing program to including betting.

      Had I tried to modify my original version -- I might have dropped the BASIC class (not really, but it would have taken a LONG time). Modifying the revised version took so little time (much shorter than writing the original program) that I was hooked.

      Good habits in programming are there for a reason: they save you a ton of pain & agony down the road.

      And, it seems like, programming languages get invented to nearly force programmers to program with the good habits that excellent programmers already use, no matter the language.

      The first quarter of my software career was involved with assembly language -- of a variety of types. C is probably the closest to doing assy language (the original c, anyway...not sure about later.) -- and perl probably comes next.

      On the other end of the scale is Java, which is a strongly-typed language. I once started taking a perl and a java class at the same time -- talk about philosophies on opposite sides of the spectrum.

      Perl has been described (appropriately enough) as a "write only language" -- and there's a reason they hold "obfuscated perl" contests (they hold them in other languages, too -- but in perl, the obfuscation truly shines!)

      Good discipline in software PAYS OFF.

      Lax discipline takes hold because hardware is so cheap. But, in the long run -- probably not.

      Years ago I re-wrote a production program for my employer as a skunk works project. Because of the way it originally was written, the program required overlays, which required disk accesses on floppy disks (SLOW!). The primary customer complained about this. However, after I was done re-writing, the program no longer required the overlay and the customer (as I found out later, as I changed jobs shortly thereafter) was VERY HAPPY.

      Here's the real point -- everything we do is a habit: we can "learn" sloppy habits, or good habits. You have to learn -- might as well learn how to do it with excellence.

      Live JoyFully!

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      Good post. Practice makes perfect? No. Practice makes permanent. So do it right from the start.
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  • Profile picture of the author jumboa7
    I am not a big fan of php in enterprise environment. But for startup environment is the best. I work extensively in ASP.NET in last 5 yeard and before that I do programming in PHP.
    The thing that make it so apart is the process of building web application. PHP is lean and mean language if you know html you can just jump into the language and make your first web app in a day.(Of course the simple one)

    ASP.NET is different, it hide all nitty gritty detail of HTML and show you the visual element like VB. It takes a bit of time to learn the .NET classes. Anyway code reuse is easier in php especially custom user control.

    Like everyone else, the most important things is PHP is FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisag
    "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

    PHP is "best" for whatever the developer thinks it's best for. And if all the developer knows is PHP, then it's "best" for everything.

    There are a lot of development options and one should always carefully evaluate the environment and the needs of the product before choosing the development language and database.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfail
    Well, why not? Its free, its open source, its widely used and freely available and there is a ton of ebooks, tutorials and videos about how to use it.

    Iv covered this also in my tutorial, why use php. php tutorial – why use php? | PHP Script - Free Collection of PHP Scripts
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  • Profile picture of the author d101
    ... it works.
    ... it is simple.
    ... it did everything I thought of in an elegant way.

    it its deep if you need it.
    It is very well thought out.

    And:
    It does not come from Microsoft ... ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author fifthnormal
    I see a lot of people saying that PHP is great because it's "open source". I'm real curious how many times anyone here has actually modified the source code for PHP, lol. Or even looked at it for that matter.

    PHP is so popular because it came on the scene very early, and was a lot easier to make web applications in than PERL. Plus, the high end web application frameworks at that time, like Cold Fusion, were very expensive (and still are).

    It still popular today because it's easy to make basic contact us forms, and other simple tasks for beginner programmers.

    One of the reasons that companies build products on it, like WordPress, is that it will run on both Linux and Windows servers. So it's appealing if you are a web based software product developer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    I wrote my first commercial scripts (back in ye olde 2001) in Perl. I eventually switched to PHP simply because it was the dominant scripting language, and it was a bugger to get a page to be compatible with BOTH Perl and PHP at the same time.

    Anyway, in my opinion the current best combination is PHP and Javascript. You can do some real magic if you know both!
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  • Profile picture of the author cmaclean
    There's a TON of support for PHP. They have the best lookup website of any programming language: php.net
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  • Profile picture of the author Zido
    you're not constricted to a crappy compiler/can hand code it happily... (cough .Net)
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  • PHP is less complicated if we comparing to other languages. It designing environment and coding is easy. Security wise and framework wise its awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmerrick
    It's open source,
    It's free,
    It's not picky with syntax,
    It plays well with Apache,
    It has a free site that offers extensive training,
    And it has a huge development community
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  • Profile picture of the author denisjhon
    Hi!
    One of the reasons for its popularity is that its an open source language and it is also compatible with MySql.
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  • Profile picture of the author jennifermL
    Because PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
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  • Profile picture of the author duleto
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?

    becouse is it open sourse
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  • Profile picture of the author lanta99
    Open source
    Free
    Easy to Code with
    Takes about 3 days to learn
    Dynamic...
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  • Profile picture of the author Keen F
    IMO its easy to code in (its closer to my native language), the are millions of resources out there, practically all sites support it with little or no set up
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  • Profile picture of the author mad
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,
    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    1. PHP is free. No license needed
    2. PHP can be use on any platform - Windows, Linux, so on
    3. PHP is faster than any other language from it's kind- ASP for example
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  • Profile picture of the author bridgerlandweb
    Probably the #1 reason people get their foot in the door with PHP is because it's free. I think a lot of people just stick with it and overlook ASP.NET.

    As a Microsoft developer, however, my workplaces have always provided me with Visual Studio and I'm much more partial to ASP.NET because it is, in the end, more powerful, especially with the new MVC framework. But because PHP is so widespread it is usually easier/cheaper to find hosting, there are more sources of support, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author amerigo
    *retracted to prevent a flame war*
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  • Profile picture of the author jacobycage
    In my point PHP is straightforward and platform-independent scripting language. Open-source and free!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam1985
    It is simple, very easy to understand scripting language.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeeshi570
    PHP is open source
    Have more help then any other lang
    Supports more then u need
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  • Profile picture of the author lucasdean123
    Since it is free as well as less complicated. And lots of free software useable in PHP, so it is wide used. Since it is widely expended lots of free software's are produced using php.
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  • Profile picture of the author caesargus
    Well I wouldn't say it's the best, but it does have a lot of things going for it. It is a mature language and has a wide audience of users. It has several open source initiatives that help it along the way to make it a better platform (Wordpress, Joomla, etc.). It even has support for higher functions that it didn't previously have.

    As a developer, PHP is great to know for your personal knowledge, but it is not a highly valued language. Probably because so many people know it (or claim they know it). The languages that pay well - .Net and Java seem to be at the top of the list when I look at jobs.

    So PHP is not the "best" language, it just has a lot more going for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author margaritamaker
    because it cheap.. many hosting provider use linux not windows.
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  • Profile picture of the author eagle1984
    because it is so wide and easy language not difficult to understand and learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author vseosoft.com
    because u can do everything with php. create websites, seo tools, keyword scrape, leeching, everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author janejana
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    Because PHP is a free and a user friendly platform. They have partner with mysql for web creation. They are widely used nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2010
    Hi,
    Php is a best script because Most of open source Cms are developed supporting PHP script and it is very easy to learn and make flexible in coding database connectivity is very simple like wise we can say lot to support PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author lknielsen
    As many have already stated: It's Free, Powerful, and Easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author torentash
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    Well there are many reasons. A few of them are: 1. It's been on the market for so long 2. It's free to use, many tutorials online, does not depend on any framework... 3. Most cheap hosting are on linux servers thus PHP is the logical choice for a web site 4. Has both scripting and OOP way of working Frankly, PHP is most used in web development because of no. 3. Whenever I want to develop a web app I first consider if I can afford Windows server for the project. If not I use cheap Linux and build PHP app.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfordalvin
    PHP is best because there are so many features available like PHP is a Open Source language. PHP programs can also run in Windows and Unix. PHP IS scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author jxau00003
    It is free and it is widely used
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    • Profile picture of the author rozerbacks
      The most important and truly compatible reason might be that PHP is an OpenSource scripting language & secondly PHP is simple to learn & use & is PHP coding is less complex.
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      • Profile picture of the author nelsonkely
        The php is grate and best programming language because php is an html scripting mainly used for dynamic Web applications. The first part of this definition means that the code can be interspersed with HTML, which facilitates the generation of portions of web pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author infoman66
    I think that PHP is very popular primarily because almost half of www powered by Apache server (that naturally supports PHP and MySql)...
    Other reasons lie in the price of software (Linux is cheaper than MS server) ...
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    • Profile picture of the author karynmonk
      If you are a PHP programmer might be very difficult to find high-quality open-source scripting script million spread over the Internet. Here you can find some nice collection of the best PHP script that you need to use them at some point or another. PHP is Free Software released under the PHP license.
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesyalbery
      PHP, a scripting language, object-oriented is used to create client-side GUI applications. It can also be used effectively for the script command line. It is also hardly compatible with the systems database and various servers such as Apache, IIS, Windows, Linux, etc. Since it's free, it can be easily used without any license restriction.
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    • Profile picture of the author banzerchristo
      PHP is a able apparatus for authoritative activating and alternate Web pages.php is a accepted alternative, chargeless and able competitors such as Microsoft's ASP.
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    • Profile picture of the author excelso
      As we know PHP is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages.PHP is the widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP.
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    For PHP is open source and you can easily find resources on building a site and you can use Mysql for database handling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Revolves
    PHP is wide-spread because:

    Free and Cross-Platform: PHP is free and cross-platform. Linux hosting is conventionally cheaper than the Windows counterpart, because of the lack of license fee. Since PHP is also free, it doesn't add to your web hosting company's cost to include it.

    Direct and Easy To Get Started: You can easily embed PHP in HTML files (just renamed them to .php). This helps beginners get started very easily. However, also note that PHP's ease for various tasks also increases the chances of making mistakes. Many beginners fall for various security holes.

    Large Amount of Apps: Lots of web applications have been written in PHP. This includes vBulletin, the forum software that runs the Warrior Forums. We have commercial quality frameworks like Zend Framework.

    Works Reasonably Well in Shared Hosting: We now have Rails and Django frameworks for Ruby and Python respectively. However, it is recommended that you at least have a VPS to run a reasonably complex application.

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  • Profile picture of the author aisha123
    PHP is a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages.PHP is the widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2010
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    Hi,
    Php is mostly preferred because it is a open source and it is being supported by open source Cms for construction of websites secure and reliable,fast
    this is the reason for Php is highly used
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  • Profile picture of the author rogerclinton
    If you are really very positive, disciplined, you can by reading books and goggling his website. Looking for an older desktop or laptop computer, install a Linux distribution as a server version, and set the PHP. Please note that when you are learning PHP, you should learn MySQL, this is a very popular database, is usually paired with PHP on.
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  • Profile picture of the author silverf0x
    I think because it's free
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  • Profile picture of the author varun089
    php is easy and simple and it works for me everytime to work with it
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  • Profile picture of the author johncurry
    As you mentioned, PHP is becoming more popular every day. Is it true that there are already many PHP developers out there, but the thing is that demand is also increasing. Money is always there, waiting to go out and shoot, you just go get him. As simple as that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jewelora
    i am not sure,but everyone around me use it.They suggest me to have a try.Before useing PHP,i have already learned some OPP,so it is not hard for me and even it is more simple than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiamMcArthur
    VB all the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author amirsen
    Hi,

    Php is a open source as well as server site scripting language.so that it more efficient as well as cost efficient so that php is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author brian culbert
    for me Most powrful thing in PHP is : it supports any host operating system. like Linux or even windows server.
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  • Profile picture of the author darthdeus
    It's dead simple to get it working on low budget hosting ... and most people don't want to pay for VPS or anything more fancy than $2/month hosting ... that's why PHP is popular. It's not the best, it's just widely popular amongst web newbies

    There are other, much better scripting languages used for web, like Ruby and Python.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesbabooli
    php is free
    php is open source
    php is robustic
    php is easy thats why php is best
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  • Profile picture of the author telltimmy
    Most web applications are made using php because:
    Its programs runs in Windows, Solaris, Unix and Linux.
    It is much flexible in terms of database connectivity
    PHP codes runs faster.
    Its most tools are open source.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    Reasons

    1. High Performance
    2. Stability
    3. Open Source
    4. Easy to use
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  • Profile picture of the author JacksSmith
    I think PHP is best because its platform independent and easy to code and giving excellent designed websites. So why go for other technology. One can easily understand the language while working on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author simmoncruz
      PHP is Open Source Language .The PHP Provide a JavaScript, Java and Perl and C languages. PHP is a server-side scripting language and PHP is most different from JavaScript and Java.They have little access to information that the server is mediated by access to customer information.
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  • Profile picture of the author judithmcnaughts
    PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language. Open source and free! . Most of the development site in PHP, because it is free. It's web server, Apache is free. The best PHP integrated database server is MySQL, and is free of charge.
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    • Profile picture of the author darthdeus
      Originally Posted by judithmcnaughts View Post

      PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language. Open source and free! . Most of the development site in PHP, because it is free. It's web server, Apache is free. The best PHP integrated database server is MySQL, and is free of charge.
      Which also applies to almost all other programming languages.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulduminy
    PHP is a very popular Programming Language. PHP is FREE, Made exclusively with Internet in mind and so very mature to handle all kinds of issues, and Easy to use. PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language.
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  • Profile picture of the author joe12joe
    I like PHP because its very simple after HTML. Its open source and FREE, we can do lots of modifications by using it, room to play in this language is very large, it works great for e-commerce sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author inform
    Because it is free and less complicated. And lots of free software available in PHP, so iy is widely used. Since it is widely used lots of free software's are created using php.
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  • Profile picture of the author adelainewatson
    There are many reasons to love PHP. Let us count the ways:

    1. Cost. PHP is completely free.
    2. Ease of Use. PHP is easy to learn compared to many other scripting languages. PHP has a syntax that is easy to parse and is actually rather human-friendly.
    3. Embedded. PHP can be easily embedded directly into HTML.
    4. Compatibility. PHP runs native on all UNIX and Windows platforms.
    5. Not Tag-Based. PHP is a real programming language.
    6. Stability.
    7. Speed.
    8. Open source licensing.
    9. Many extensions.
    10. Fast feature development.
    11. Popularity.
    12. Not proprietary.
    13. Strong user communities.
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  • Profile picture of the author kharlhoffman
    * PHP is accessible
    * ** It's available for free
    o It's available with documentation in many languages
    o There are many support groups, forums, and teams supporting PHP
    o There is a wealth of online information regarding PHP
    * It's quick to develop in PHP
    * ** A basic PHP script can be created without a firm understanding of programming principals, compilation, and other currently important programming concepts
    o PHP is loosely typed, which makes basic scripts much faster to develop with less attention to design
    * Programmers of Java, PERL, BASIC, and other popular languages can find many parallels to ease transition to PHP
    * PHP is flexible. Use OOP or not. Use naming convention(s) or not
    * It runs on many different operating systems
    * It can be optimized, even "compiled" for performance closer to that of more established compiled languages
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  • Profile picture of the author dannycalifornia
    Free to used and we will get any source from the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnclave111
    i listen a lot about PHP but used it yet about PHP but now i will try used it in future another options
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  • Profile picture of the author web smart
    following reason :-

    1) With php you can also easily work on server .
    2) php runs on both Linux and windows server.
    3) PHP runs best with mysql, and also support mssql.
    4) Many add-ons for php are free
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  • Profile picture of the author jackenarnold
    PHP primarily acts as an input filter, taking a file or a sequence of instructions that contains the text and PHP and outputs another stream of data are most often the result will be HTML. From PHP 4, PHP interpreter compiled to produce bytecode for processing input by the Zend engine, giving better performance than its predecessor interpreter.
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  • Profile picture of the author dudeontheweb
    Well the reason I went with PHP is when I run into a problem with a part of code not working, I can post the problem to most webmaster forums and get an answer within hours if not sooner. It's been adopted by so many webmasters, there are answers for your questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2010
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    Hi,
    Php is one of the best open source and it is most popular because most of the cms are based on php script
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  • Profile picture of the author limcode
    It's simple and easy to study, (at least for me)
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter01
    No need to restart web servers is a huge deal for larger installs.
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  • Profile picture of the author seokid
    Its best for me as its free and open source and you can easily code in it if you know c and c++ syntax
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    • Profile picture of the author kimskrdian
      It PHP is a web programming language and open source development language.It is easier to do web application programming, it is compatible with Linux, Unix and Windows operating system, database creation is also easy to PHP.
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    • Profile picture of the author kakorpoate
      Because of PHP is a great server side scripting language. It is also know as personal home page. This ia a php class that combines the simplicity of simpleXML and power of DOM Methods in one class. It can parse, generate and manipulate XML documents using a combination of array.
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanAndrews
      PHP strength is its wealth of web related libraries, and built in function.
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    • Profile picture of the author kaileyrob
      The PHP is best programming language because PHP is open source programming language.PHP is also provide good environment for creating application.PHP is very easy language compare then other programming language.
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      • Profile picture of the author decknelson
        The PHP is best and most popular programming language.PHP is an HTML script mainly used for dynamic Web applications. The first part of this definition is the HTML code, which accelerated the part of a page on behalf of the interludes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter01
    Pretty much all programming languages are free and open source?
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    • Profile picture of the author nxtgencreative
      Originally Posted by Peter01 View Post

      Pretty much all programming languages are free and open source?
      Not exactly...program languages are just specifications and how they are implemented can or can not be open source/free. PHP is free and open source becuase the interpreter of php is free and open source. On the other side a language like MatLab can only be used if you buy closed source software.
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    • Profile picture of the author TwittingMLM
      I like using PHP cause everything is Simple, Free and there's a lot of help at the internet, when you have a question or just are stuck.. I use ASP, .NET also.. Just whatever is needed for the thing i'm creating.. It depends what resources i can use on a particular system..

      It doesn't mind me what's the best.. To me it's more what's usable for this situation.. I like classic ASP and PHP the most.. Microsoft's .NET realy ask's particular resources and the .Net way of making a simple program is a bit to complicated.. I like the short script's more.. and offcourse the fact that when you develop in PHP, you almost everywhere can run your product.. There are more places you can play FREE with Apache and MySQL then there are places with a whole microsoft .NET environment..

      As i've said i try to use all techniques i can think off.. It's like when you are programming HTML.. Do you use Javascript? offcourse, if you need it for something.. so, why don't mix others in also??

      You can jump from asp to php also.. like you jump from HTML to PHP..

      I would not say what's the best.. but what's the best usable in a particular situation..?

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author jesicawillss
      PHP is very popular and free as well as running on Apache server (includes PHP and MySql).
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicolas12cage
      PHP, a scripting language, object-oriented is used to create client-side GUI applications. It can also be used effectively for the script command line. It is also hardly compatible with the systems database and various servers such as Apache, IIS, Windows, Linux, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter01
    The big benefit of PHP is that Wordpress and such are great foundations for programming languages and an easy way to learn the code syntax and how everything works.
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  • Profile picture of the author andyjannero
    PHP is easy to use and understand to fast php code.This language is good quality open source scripts from millions of scripts spread over internet.PHP is on server and database language and many add-ons for php are free.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeadbutnotBorn
    it save more time and give best designing
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  • Profile picture of the author PBaxter
    php is the best because it is open source and we can embed php code with html easily
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  • Profile picture of the author gracypaul
    PHP is very Strong as well as the Simple Programming Language to create the Websites.Most important thing is that it is Open Source.To make a Databas with the PHP is also Simple and it is very Flexible also.So I think its one of the suitable Programming Language.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisaroy1
    In Programming: With php you can also easily work on server related programming like dns, meta data e.t.c but in asp its very hard to work on server side manipulation and you need special permission to do that from admin. Typically the same functionality can be accomplished in less code with PHP than with ASP. This is because the HTTP GET and POST variables are created automatically by PHP as global variables, thus eliminating the step of extracting them from the ASP Request object.
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  • Profile picture of the author argeure
    of cause PHP is open source but i have a problem how many developers change the source and use as they want? i think main reason fpr PHP popular it's FREE. not because it's opensource.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruztenison
    PHP is a full-fledged programming language.PHP is a widely used scripting language and is one of the most common languages used to create Web sites.PHP is free to use the language and open source language.php is easy to learn and easy to understand language code.
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  • Profile picture of the author frkwills
    PHP is the most widely-used language for programming on the web.For me php is good because it got good new features.More reliable and as mainly it is a free ware so i don't need to pay for it.More it got good programming environment and with very good help there and i got much more related content on net.
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  • Profile picture of the author raphelmathew
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    • Profile picture of the author denercaker
      PHP is a rather simple language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C except for dealing with the types of variables. You will find that the vast majority of Web hosting accounts support PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan-M
    The reason I love php is the documentation .

    If im ever stuck , within 5 min I can google my way to fixing it. No other language has the support that php has.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreasnrb
    Documentation is a key factor.
    There are some problems with the slow webhost adoption of later PHP versions at least majority are supporting PHP5 nowadays.

    If you can overcome the ugliness of the language its really simple and easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author zacbrownn
    PHP is a good scripting language. It is a web programming language. This language is good quality open source scripts from millions of scripts spread over internet. More reliable and as mainly it is a free ware so i don't need to pay for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacobecoenergy
    It is an open source software and easy to program with mysql.
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    • Profile picture of the author maxluke
      PHP is the best language because it is easy to learn and there are so many features like PHP is a Open Source language. PHP programs can also run in Windows and Unix. PHP IS scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages.
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      • Profile picture of the author alivenvyns
        According to me the PHP is the best programming language because it is open source language which give the best design for any website. The website which is created by PHP language use the less size than other sites. It is my favourite programming language.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannycalifornia
    Most people using PHP, it will make easy to find some info.
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  • Profile picture of the author staciejortega
    its because, on PHP you can use javascript, ajax, html.. and the script run through the server not on the client whos accessing it
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    • Profile picture of the author harrynicks123
      As per my knowledge Most websites are developed in PHP because it is free. Its web server, Apache is free. The best integrated database server with PHP is MySQL and is is free. Moreover, there is a wide variety of libraries developed by its lovers.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikexiang1
    PHP is best because it is a open source and object oriented language..
    it is simple easy to learn and implements. good and easy connectivity....
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
    there is many reason, like flexible, user friendly, free open source etc
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    • Profile picture of the author leva86
      PHP is not the best. The language is old and interpreted then slow. PHP haven't the features from functional paradigm as ruby or python or c#. PHP is typed dynamically and this not help. Java or C# that are typed statically have the help of compiler and a much more fast. PHP haven't code optimization by the compiler(java and c# have the optimization). If you need a web app that make complex operation is really a crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author jminkler
    Because the Porn community uses it, of course ..
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    • Profile picture of the author wpgwalt
      What do you all think about Ruby?
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      • Profile picture of the author P3 Marketing
        PHP is a very organized, stable and flexible language. As long as the programmer wants it to be like that. I hate it when I see people writing unorganized code, just to do the job not caring about the performance, the security or even the readability of their code. Just dramatic.

        Originally Posted by wpgwalt View Post

        What do you all think about Ruby?
        Ruby isn't a new programming language. It was created back in 1997 if i remember correctly, and it never became mainstream, because it just didn't work for them.
        So, we put it on Rails and say that now its good? I disagree with that. Ruby sucks, it should be put back in the shelf where it was. </rant>
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  • Profile picture of the author jollybriston
    I think PHP is the best programming language because it is a open source and all the software of it can install easily. We can teach and make best web sites with it easily and fast. It depends on HTML and functions. The code of it the same as c and perl languages.
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  • Profile picture of the author godwinsam
    Hi,
    Ever developed a web application using silverlight, ASP.NET ot ASP.NET MVC? Or developed an application under a J2EE server like Tomcat, Glassfish or JBoss? Every time you change a class you have to stop the running application, recompile your changes and then restart the application. Whether you make a little change or a big one, you will have to go through the following steps:

    * First you have to stop the currently running application. Typically this involves closing a browser window.
    * Then you recompile your changes from the IDE. This may end up compiling one or more project sources.
    * Then you restart the application and the browser window opens up showing your application.
    * Then you navigate to the right page in the web site in order to see your changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arcadie
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    • Profile picture of the author omidisoja
      PHP is one of the best open source scripting programming language. It has provide so many advanced tools and features which we can use for build our own website. I am using this language for my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author edverdsmith
    PHP is best Programming language because PHP is easy to learn. PHP is an open source software.
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  • Profile picture of the author anislagan
    PHP is only the best because of its early dominance and its hard to uproot people who are using it and earning their living. I find Ruby a lot cooler than PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsonlive1
    PHP is very easy to understand and it is very user friendly also. I know when i have started my career in IT field at that time i have started using PHP and still i am working in PHP. According to my experience, every one who are interesting in designing and less coding should have to go in PHP field only.
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  • Profile picture of the author olakh
    PHP is easy to learn and it is a open source.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpdev
    - It is easy to learn
    - Resources are more than any language
    - Free
    - Most of the scripts available as free
    and many more
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  • Profile picture of the author darkhazza
    PHP is actually a major drain on resources when under heavy load. You have to fork a new process for each request. You can avoid this with java using threads which is many times faster.

    However php is a much easier to use language than perl. PHP can run inside any directory, whereas perl requires complicated set up procedures.
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    • Profile picture of the author P3 Marketing
      Originally Posted by darkhazza View Post

      PHP is actually a major drain on resources when under heavy load. You have to fork a new process for each request. You can avoid this with java using threads which is many times faster.

      However php is a much easier to use language than perl. PHP can run inside any directory, whereas perl requires complicated set up procedures.
      If you program right, use caching, have a correctly set up server and big enough to support your traffic you should have no problem.

      Java may have all that stuff, but it's fat and slow.
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      • Profile picture of the author mainterpet
        In programming php, you can also easily run on a server for dns programming as fun, but meta data in asp it is very difficult to run on the server side manipulation and requires special permission from the administrator. Usually the same functionality can be achieved in less code with PHP than with ASP.
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  • Profile picture of the author carrollnklein
    This allows a developer to perform more complicated tasks possible within the web environment. Because PHP is server side, offloads much of calculations from a visitor to the web browser, internet server.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Just because it is installed on more than 20 million websites and 1 million web servers.
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  • Profile picture of the author CodeMyConcept
    PHP is easy to use, free, the most supported of all and more importantly once you get a hand on it, you will not let it go!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author alexacc
      And there is very well php-framework. I like CodeIgniter.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
        Originally Posted by alexacc View Post

        And there is very well php-framework. I like CodeIgniter.
        Definitely! Plus one to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author alexacc
      Also Yii - very good framework
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      • Profile picture of the author dhvnick
        PHP is the best programing language. Because it is free and less complicated. PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language. The best integrated database server with PHP is MySQL and is is free.
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  • Profile picture of the author harryplat
    Because there are so many features such as PHP is an open source language. PHP programs can also run on Windows and Unix. PHP is a scripting language that was originally designed for web development to generate dynamic web pages. PHP can interact with MySQL databases.
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  • Profile picture of the author Water Man
    Well, PHP is an open source web development technology and PHP supports OOP (Object Oriented Programming) very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlikl
    Hi ! Good question. PHP is best because it's very easy to learn. To learn other languages, you must have to be clear with some other concepts while for PHP, you should clear HTML concepts only. I had also learned PHP on my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    1- flexible
    2- user friendly
    3- free open source
    4- Easy to Maintain
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  • Profile picture of the author PeachCoding
    There is way too many reasons why. There is all of the ones explained above and my top five are:

    1. It is easy to learn the language from basics to advanced
    2. It scales beautifully to any level it's needed.
    3. It has excellent community support available
    4. There is an extremely big amount of libraries available for it
    5. Most all server software setups come ready to run PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author jenniferhudson
    Because php is an open source and it can be handle easily then other programming languages.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdollar4321
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    hi,
    PHP is a very popular language and most websites are made in PHP rather than the traditional html.
    in Php we uses scripts.thats why its so useful and effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Meier
    I wouldn't judge in categories like best or worst, since in my eyes anybody who does that is either a 14 year old kid, or has simply no idea about the material they talk about.

    However, PHP is the most used web based scripting language. Why?

    - Apart from pearl, it was one of the first languages around, that would help web developers create dynamic websites.
    - It's 100% free
    - It's open source
    - It has a huge community
    - Many tutorials on the web
    - Many great frameworks around
    - It just works!
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  • MyFavourite() thingabout() PHP is_the_consistent() namingConventions()
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  • Profile picture of the author ocvseo
    Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post

    hi,

    there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
    there are two reason in my head;

    Free
    No Need for compiler, even any text editor will do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Tempest
    I think because it's so fully developed and mature (lots of methods that can do all sorts of things) and easy to learn.

    I'm a firm believer in Ruby however
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  • Profile picture of the author danieljames123
    PHP is very much flexible when it terms of database connectivity. It can affix to several databases of which the a lot of frequently acclimated is the MySQL. In working with PHP, most tools associated with the program are mostly open source software so you need not pay for them. As for other, you might need to buy additional tools to work with its programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    Because PHP is powerful, the codes are very useful and a big help for successful system.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaliChristian
    Plain and simple, you barely have to code, you just have to be able to Google search what you're looking for and trying to do...

    Pretty much hack your way through anything with PHP because of stackoverflow, github and all the PHP forums out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrongnumber
    <?php echo 'if you can\'t write PHP you are just an "arse"!...'; ?>

    Man its so simple to write everything... in PHP... plus the documentation at php.net is so much updated... unlike any other language... plus the Docs incorporate valuable examples from various contributors... recently I had to write a Redundant Data Checker software... which would support onlt Microsoft excel format... and I knew it, by any means... it will be PHP i'll be writing in... and I am Done... check it out here.. after hours of exhaustive testing… oh yeah baby… - Nishant Arora – My Blog

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author thehypnoguy
    Coming from a commercial C software programming background it was only natural

    Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author ohio1975
      free - with free access to a robust database (mysql), and free web server (apache)

      easier to code in, and to read vs asp (pain in the butt)

      for a scripting language, more robust in stronger type casting

      uses c-syntax program flow control - visual basic does not have a "break" statement to get out of a loop

      may not be the "best", but does the job, great support, tons of examples

      don't have to pay micro$oft one red cent

      many apps are now written in php - if you know php, you can actually read the internals of word press, for example
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    PHP is the best because it is so powerful, lots of codes are helpful to a website
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahPerez10
    Only one reason it's open source.
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  • Profile picture of the author pratap295
    The following are some advantages so PHP is best:-

    1. PHP is accessible
    2. It's available for free
    3. It's available with documentation in many languages
    4. There are many support groups, forums, and teams supporting PHP
    5. There is a wealth of online information regarding PHP
    6. It's quick to develop in PHP
    7. A basic PHP script can be created without a firm understanding of programming principals, compilation, and other currently important programming concepts
    PHP is loosely typed, which makes basic scripts much faster to develop with less attention to design
    8. Programmers of Java, PERL, BASIC, and other popular languages can find many parallels to ease transition to PHP
    9. PHP is flexible. Use OOP or not. Use naming convention(s) or not
    10. It runs on many different operating systems
    11. It can be optimized, even "compiled" for performance closer to that of more established compiled languages
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  • Profile picture of the author phpdev
    There are many reasons. Scalability, easy of coding, available resources etc etc
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    I can do everything with php, and it's open source ... You know many people think php is inferior asp,java... but it think the laguage is not important ... The important is programmers ... they're decides the language is best or bad...
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  • Profile picture of the author Allan Vear
    PHP stands 4 "personal home page" and its work very well then others.
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  • Profile picture of the author try_hard_samurai
    Similar to the C languages.
    Free.
    And dead simple to learn and use.
    Easy to pick up freelance gigs with too.
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  • Profile picture of the author freehugs
    Because there is an extremely low barrier to entry. It is already installed on 99% of shared, cheap hosting and it's conceptually easy to wrap your head around programming 'normal HTML' with little bits of 'dynamic code' speckled throughout.

    It also is important to note that many features that PHP has built into the core are libraries that evolved much later in other scripting languages. So when the web scripting language war was just beginning, there were only a couple options (Python and Ruby weren't contenders yet).
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    It is easy to learn and implement.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahfuzakaniz
    the ultimate and right answer is Open source,
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  • Profile picture of the author mikewright789
    PHP is best because it is free and less elaborated. And lots of free software available in PHP, so it is widely utilized. As it is widely applied lots of free software's are produced applying PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Workman
    PHP is functional, fast, fun, and practical -- Especially if you're into the web.

    You can do most anything you want to with a web page and even deploy desktop and mobile applications with browser-based frontend frameworks like Adobe Air and PhoneGap respectively.

    PHP has:
    - a very large and active online community and because of that there is a
    - large talent pool (great for hiring companies)
    - an extremely large amount of flexibility between applications
    - Browser-based, thus cross-platform
    - A scripting language, so you can quickly make changes and correct mistakes (Compiles at runtime)
    - Generally cheaper web hosting plans

    And to those who say that it's not the best because it's not compiled: Facebook developed and released HipHop for PHP which intelligently transforms PHP to C++. This is especially helpful at Facebook who employs a significant amount of PHP developers who can develop in PHP very quickly and efficiently. Instead of forcing these developers to start developing in another language and converting all of the old code to C++, they tasked a small team to transform the code. The result?
    HipHop is a considerable improvement for running PHP projects with a reduced memory footprint
    - HipHop for PHP, Wikipedia
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    PHP stands for Hypertext preprocessor. it`s a lightweight and very easy language for implementing.
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  • Profile picture of the author smear
    PHP is the best because it is open source, easy to learn, good support materials is available and having all good features that are required.
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  • Profile picture of the author unixinfoservice
    PHP is a free open-source language. This means that you do not have to pay a license fee of thousands of dollars to buy PHP. Most importantly, it is easy to install. Its most prominent feature is that it is easy to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohit83
    hi.
    it is easy to use nd learn
    good price
    easy to modify
    easy to design
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  • Profile picture of the author rmillc01
    It is simple to program in, and works so well with mysql.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamjoony
    Php is the best language because it is open source........and it supports all the operating systems like linux.........
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  • Profile picture of the author anoopWebtech
    php programming is more easier than any other...
    and less cost...
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  • Profile picture of the author cordyceps75
    beacuse it's open source and easy to learn. I have used PHP for 4 years, I just learn Ruby but I need 2 weeks to understand the code. I learn PHP just for 1 day.. haha..
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  • Profile picture of the author wisdomjobs
    There are many reasons, but one reason is it is open source and easy to learn
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    Well, the most important reason might be that PHP is an OpenSource scripting language and secondly PHP is easy to learn and use and is PHP coding is less complex.
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  • Profile picture of the author pouringpound
    It is one of the simplest, easiest, cheapest and effective way to develop your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaouadk
    PHP is the best simply because it's open source, and a lot of people are working in large communities to improve it. it is very fast at execution of scripts. Moreover it is very easy to learn, you just have to find the right resources.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkin park
    I don't say PHP is Best!!!, but i really consider the scenario and opt for the language.(why you don't consider any other web components)
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  • Profile picture of the author linkin park
    Ruby is meant for small scale projects, for large you have opt for good component.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisDouthit
    PHP is great, but it not as cost effective as .Net. If I were to develop a program in PHP it would take me about 25% longer than it would if I were to make it in .Net.
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    • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
      Originally Posted by ChrisDouthit View Post

      PHP is great, but it not as cost effective as .Net. If I were to develop a program in PHP it would take me about 25% longer than it would if I were to make it in .Net.
      But it would take me 25% longer in .NET because I would have to learn it and then set up an environment to test it. With PHP I have that already.
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  • Profile picture of the author kamirao
    Because it is old, proven, efficient and cross platform
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  • Profile picture of the author odehfehr
    Choose the PHP to develop web application, because PHP is a open source scripting language. we can easily get the code on Internet and use in our application. In php we can easily create the database and connect.
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  • Profile picture of the author davilgill
    PHP is one the best and the most popular professional language. The are various reasons why PHP is best some of them are as
    - PHP is accessible
    - It is available for free
    - It's quick to develop in PHP
    - It is flexible
    - It runs on many different operating systems
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    • Profile picture of the author deep1995
      PHP is open source, free, easy to learn and you can find great resources on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlott
    Well, PHP is best as it is very relatively easy language compared to others. With php you can also easily work on server related programming. It supports wide range of databases which includes Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, PostgreSQL, Informix & Generic ODBC.
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  • Profile picture of the author rainso0
    It's easy to learn, has extensive documentation, doesn't require much configuration to install and run.

    For example, you don't have to define a variable to use it in your script. You can refer to it directly and it's automatically created.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexdoerr
    There could be dozens of reasons for PHP to be the best. The most important is that it works on almost all the platforms, it is easy to learn and implement, it supports many commonly used databases etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author mindinventory
    Easy to learn and many free source are available.
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  • Profile picture of the author saunastubes
    I will say a major reason was the first scripting language that has been widely used and open source. As a result, many web applications and frameworks created by the script, PHP and scattered across these applications.
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  • Profile picture of the author jekabest
    Because many developers worked on PHP and were very happy. Such popular CMS as Joomla uses PHP language.
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  • Profile picture of the author Krystian Wolf
    I don`t consider PHP to be the best. Every language (even those web based) has their own market. PHP is good to use at small to medium websites because of cost efficiency and popularity. However, I wouldn`t use it for larger web projects with complicated logic where scalability is needed. Symfony 2 framework forces PHP programmers to better structure the code they write, but it is still far away from Java and .NET MVC frameworks.
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  • Profile picture of the author rozarfrazer
    I also work in PHP last 1 year. i thing PHP is a very easy language compare to any other scripting language. PHP is a open source language so we can easily get the code on the net. somebody say its a very complicated and only coding language. but its a not true, in my opinion php is a very simple and easy language to develop web application.
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  • Profile picture of the author willaimsjohn
    PHP is Hypertext Processor and it is a server-side web programming language. It can be easily integrated in various dynamics visual apps. PHP development is very fast it helps people any time for any problem with bug fixes that is why it is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author zardon
    The ubiquity of PHP is the reason for its popularity, also vertically everybody can use it. There is another thing as well, PHP websites might be easier to sell on sites like Flippa as the person buying it will likely to know it.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineoops
    I have 3 reason for me to recommend PHP

    1) It's free because opensource ,
    2) More document , More support and more helpers
    3) Speed and stable

    Why not php ?
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  • Profile picture of the author creativerobert
    The main thing is it's open source so no license needed and it is pretty simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author conanselmer
    PHP is very strong, and simple programming language to create the important thing is that it is open Websites.Most Source.To make a database with PHP is simple and very flexible also.So I think it's one of the language appropriate programming.
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  • Profile picture of the author sff1006
    PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language
    • Free - Open Source
    • Simple and Fast
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  • Profile picture of the author dieselll2883
    It's free and most popular but not the best
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidWincent
    There are many reasons why PHP is widely used these days. It is used to create dynamic webpages that interact with users offering them customized information. PHP is fast, stable, secure, easy to use and free. It has emerged as a major scripting language because of all these reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author jollyjenes
    PHP is usually faster and more efficient for complex programming tasks and trying new ideas. PHP usually refers to a more stable and less resources, and intensive. Cold Fusion has better error handling, database abstraction and date parsing although database abstraction is addressed in PHP 4.
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  • Profile picture of the author fergalezras
    PHP is a full-fledged programming language.php is a widely used scripting language and is one of the most common languages ​​used to create Web sites.PHP is free to use the language of origin and open language.php is easy to learn and code easy to understand language.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreeZeo
    PHP is free and opened source.
    PHP code can be written and debuged with free tools most of the time.
    The script can run on Linux servers which are more cost effective than windoes servers.

    The popularity of PHP, comes from cost effectivity and freeness.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricky pounting
    Php is widely used because it is open source and very easy but i like .net ........
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    Because now every one use this language that why PHP is so famous and attractive language for developer
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  • Profile picture of the author aricajwalker
    PHP is very different capacities, and is relatively easier to learn than many other languages. I wonder if I should learn, because it seems that the market is more saturated with PHP programmers, and I wonder if I've learned, there would be a possibility that could make good money programming for people? If not, I could still do it by myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewDeveloper
    Nething is possible with php. Php is open source, a lot a documentations are available in php and php can be used to provide front end interface also.
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  • Profile picture of the author nencyburlin
    PHP is open source and several sophisticated finish scripts are available for free as Joomla, osCommerce, SugarCRM, dotProject, Code Igniter PHP Framework, Cake PHP Framework list is endless. It is fast and efficient.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockiealba
    PHP is easy to use and understand language quickly code.This PHP is good quality open source scripts scripting million spread over internet.PHP is on the server and the database language and many are plugins for php free.
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  • Profile picture of the author tinyraysite
    In addition, PHP is so opened !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author webexperts666
    It has lot's of open sources that is why lots of people prefer this, because building sites using open source is very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamboxs9
    From my point of view, PHP is the simplest and best to create websites with great designs. PHP is getting very popular these days and the most common reason for that is that it helps us to create great application.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffdo
    I think there're some reasons: free, open source, easy to use, common used.
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  • Profile picture of the author pawan12
    Today php is commonly used as website designing...
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