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A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
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What is PHP?

Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
PHP is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
PHP is an open source tool with 28.6K GitHub stars and 6.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PHP's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PHP?

Companies
43554 companies reportedly use PHP in their tech stacks, including Facebook, Slack, and Vox Media.

Developers
43888 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PHP.

PHP Integrations

JavaScript, Laravel, Sentry, Datadog, and Symfony are some of the popular tools that integrate with PHP. Here's a list of all 228 tools that integrate with PHP.
Public Decisions about PHP

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PHP in their tech stack.

Joshua Dean K√ľpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 2.4K views

As we use the Woltlab Suite Core, we are bound to PHP and use it with the as a FPM. Currently version 7.4 is running on all of our hosts and we use a lot of the recently added typing and nullability features to write more reliable code that can be easier analyzed through our tools.

We also use it for some WSC embedded cron-scheduling and internal web-interfaces, but tend to use a more modern Frontend-Backend architecture for all newly created projects as we enjoy the clear differentiation between View and Controller.

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Jaume Bosch
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PHP is a well-tested and huge community language which has been proven as a fast and reliable way of quick development. Here in Barcelona is one of the most popular languages, we celebrate some conferences like https://php.barcelona Also, with the addition of some framework like Symfony, you could add more reliability to the development process. Don't forget to upvote this review

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Jaume Bosch
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Symfony is probably the most popular PHP framework nowadays. We began with Symfony 2.6 and during 2019 we migrated to Symfony 4.2, also introducing #DDD and #hexagonal to our development process. Thanks to this improvements we could manage a quite big company with a small development team. If you agree, don't forget to upvote my review.

Thx

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From a StackShare Community member: ‚ÄúA client is requiring me to use PHP for a custom lead management app for internal use. Should I use a framework like Laravel/Symfony or just stick with the basics?‚ÄĚ

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I want to create a video sharing service like Youtube, which users can use to upload and watch videos. I prefer to use Vue.js for front-end. What do you suggest for the back-end? Node.js or Laravel ( PHP ) I need a good performance with high speed, and the most important thing is the ability to handle user's requests if the site's traffic increases. I want to create an algorithm that users who watch others videos earn points (randomly but in clear context) If you have anything else to improve, please let me know. For eg: If you prefer React to Vue.js. Thanks in advance

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Hello, I am building an analytical application that uses several third-party APIs, combines the data, performs heavy computations, sorts data, and finally serves over a RESTful API which is being used by Frontend tools to visualize the results.

The problem is computation. It's a computation hungry app which has to work on tones of data before it can return a chunk to be visualized. Moreover, the third-party APIs which this application relies on actually provide data in reports format, not the RAW data, which means this data cannot be normalized to be saved in any database format.

The backend, which does computation, is PHP based serving results over a RESTful API.

What do you think is the best approach to design such an application? What tools, infrastructure, and technologies I should consider for making sure that the computation is fast for huge data, and what should I use to cache/store this kind of data for faster retrievals?

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PHP Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PHP?
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
HTML5
HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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PHP's Followers
35228 developers follow PHP to keep up with related blogs and decisions.