Why PHP is best

by JoannaRivera 564 replies
hi,

there are many scripting language but generally most web application made using PHP why?
#programming #php #web development
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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.
    • Profile picture of the author tirupati
      2 things
      1) scripting language
      2) Open source
    • 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
    • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
    It is simple to program in, and works so well with mysql (also open source).
    • 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.
    • 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".
    • 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
  • 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.
    • 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
  • Profile picture of the author graphic_designer
    its simple and less complicated..as compared to ASP..
  • Profile picture of the author blagoj
    PHP is easy and platform-independent scripting language. Open-source and free!
  • 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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