Shamit Khemka discussed Top 5 php framework to boost your Custom web development
What are the Top 5 PHP
frameworks to aid you in
custom web development
The frameworks Introduction Page 2
A little more about PHP Page 2
Few big shots among frameworks Page 2
Conclusion Page 3
By Shamit Khemka
Being a very popular name in the scripting arena PHP is used primarily to develop sites and
web applications that has MVC pattern for customizing any particular part of the application
independently. As because it is free and easy to use quite a number of developers make use of it.
A word about the PHP framework
Talking about frameworks it must be highlighted that PHP has 18 frameworks which offers
diverse range of features and based on the project scope those are utilized. On several periods
some of them have been popular over other, but primarily there are top few among whom the
real competition goes on. “SynapseIndia research and development always keeps a keen eye on
ongoing updates and changes that makes our PHP development team aligned with the client's
requirements.” as said by C.E.O Shamit Khemka.
According to Google Trends most searched framework is Yii which is followed by Zend,
Codeignitor, Cake PHP and Symfony respectively in the year 2013. The search volume of Yii is
88 which is much ahead of the rest of the lot. But decision of opting for any of these options is
not taken by mere search volume index checking my developers. When it comes to php web
development need the focus remains over the project requirement and based on that the most
suitable framework is used.
And a little more about PHP
As PHP helps in creating robust functionality in any web application project it is widely popular
among developers and business owners. It’s basically open source and is based on C++ language.
This result is getting good many numbers of developers as this language is considered the mother
of all. Frameworks are essential for developing any application or site as it helps is management
of content and admin panel. It can be called the backbone of any website or web application.
From quite a few in the list of frameworks one needs to find the most befitting one for their
custom web application need and for that professional expertise is needed. To make the whole
process a little simpler discussing various parts of these frameworks might be helpful.
Other big shots among frameworks: All Built around PHP!
• Yii Framework: The name of Yii already bells the survey report that has been shared
above a sense of authority. This one is most favored among developers and best fit for
web 2.0 web application developments. Moreover it is faster than its counterparts and has
additional features like error handling, etc. It can be used for cross-platform development
too. You will get additional support in the form of features such as MVC, Caching,
Authentication, Access Control, Database Access Object, etc with Yii. Also its
implementation time is much lesser than other and security is top-notch.
• Zend Framework: This one is often called the enterprise framework as most of the
companies looking for high-performance php web based application prefer it over others.
• Symfony: Being open source and lighter than all other options Symfony does have its
benefit. Its loyal user base makes use of it as it is easily modifiable, lets the usage of
various elements and complies with MVC structure. It has library with PHP code for
making the development process easier. Symfony is configurable with any databases such
as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. As far as operating system is
concerned it is quite friendly with UNIX and Windows OS.
• Cake PHP: For those projects which need fastest development Cake PHP is the name to
keep in mind. With the presence of features like translations, database access, etc. the
whole development process becomes much easier. If you love doing lesser code this is
the option to use.
• CodeIgniter: Understanding CodeIgniter is quite easy with simple interface and logical
structure throughout. These features have made it quite a famous option. Freelancers
often make use of this as its open source and are most simple to understand.
While the ‘top five’ list above will help you chose among eighteen PHP-based frameworks in
your next project. This would hopefully spare you from the confusion, as you won’t have to
For more professional assistance – including decision-making to implementing the solution –
you need a professional help. We can be that help!