Why Businesses Choose PHP For Developing Enterprise Applications?

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Millions of developers around the world are using PHP for web design and development. According to a report, PHP is used by approximately 80% of all dynamic websites.

PHP developed website can give you a powerful eCommerce website with inevitable user experience and equip with multimedia features.

What is Enterprise Software?

Enterprise software is a business management tool built for satisfying an organization’s specific needs. Enterprise software is completely an internal solution that aligns with a particular organization's activity. An enterprise solution could be a content management system (CMS), a customer relationship management tool (CRM), an enterprise resource planning system (ERP), or any other enterprise related tool that manages the organization’s assets.

In Gartner terms, “Enterprise application software includes content, communication, and collaboration software; CRM software; digital and content creation software, ERP software; office suites; project and portfolio management; and SCM software.

PHP Frameworks for Enterprise Application

Multiple PHP frameworks can be chosen based on various levels of functionality, features and performance needs of the web app. The top PHP frameworks for developing enterprise web applications are Laravel, Symfony, Yii, CakePHP, and Codelgnitor.

PHP has come a long way with the incredible support of Zend and Microsoft.

PHP Top 5 Frameworks

Framework Launch Date URL Github Stars
Laravel June 2011 https://laravel.com/ 56.8k
CodeIgnitor August 2006 https://codeigniter.com/ 17.8k
Zend April 2009 https://framework.zend.com/ 5.7k
Symfony January 2010 https://symfony.com/ 22.4k
Yii December 2008 https://www.yiiframework.com/ 4.9k


PHP development ensures Cost-efficiency, scalability, compatibility, simplicity in the enterprise applications developed.

How do Enterprises benefit from using PHP applications?

Simplified Product Management- E-commerce business portals can take advantage of developing product management activities which include offering discounts, collection of sales taxes, calculation of shipping costs, etc.

High Security-PHP built website offers top-notch security to prevent vital data against hackers.

Ad Tracker to measure results- To run online marketing for your website, you get unlimited trackers to measure results such as conversion, traffic stats, clicks and impressions of the campaign.

Built-in no time- Regardless of the size of the website, a PHP based business website can be developed in no time on a limited budget.

How total cost is reduced by developing PHP applications?

See how PHP framework results in faster app development speed and incurs less cost for the whole project:

  • A large pool of PHP developers is familiar with many additional web technologies that might be required for a complete build;
  • The vast collection of pre-built modules for direct integration
  • The processing workflow (unlike Java, PHP gives instant output without compilation)

So, if you are in a dilemma about saving time and money while developing PHP applications. The answer is definitely yes.

A powerful framework like Laravel, develop PHP applications with efficacy- be it for the enterprise level or a startup- both are successful.

Why you should Choose PHP for Enterprise Application Development?

More than 79.0% of all the websites that use server-side programming languages choose PHP for the development. Isn't it impressive?

  • Flexibility: PHP is flexible to make changes and is used for creating simple applications for huge transactional systems.

  • Easy Integration: PHP is commonly known for the easy integration of multiple platforms and services. It has massive libraries and so many packages for easy integration with many platforms. It can run on IBM, Linux, and Windows.

  • Availability of Personnel: PHP developers are easy to search as their demand and popularity is high as compared to other platforms.

  • Development takes less time: The development code can be reused since it is a partially object-oriented language. It will save development costs and time. The build-in functions such as GET and POST along with URLs and HTML helps in saving development time.

  • Accessible with Distant CMS: With the PHP framework developers can customize every element of the application and delivers exactly what the project demands.

  • Supports scalability: PHP supports scalable IT development. The code is characterized by transparency and extensive transparency in the documentation. This lets developer takes less time to understand the depth of the code.

Big Brands built on PHP Framework

Well...There are still some people who can’t believe PHP can do a miracle if integrated into our project. Let’s see how big brands have created classy and full-featured websites with none other than PHP.

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Facebook, the social media giant having more than 1.49 billion active users is a perfect example of showcasing creative and out-of-the-box solutions to scaling.

HipHop for PHP  was first introduced in 2010a translator that took PHP code and converted it into a C++ binary.

After that in December 2011, HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM), an open-source virtual machine based on Just-In-Time compilation was released that allowed the improved performance with an easier development and deployment process.

It helped boost the PHP language development launching lots of new features and massive performance improvement on PHP7.

Also Read: Everything you need to know about PHP7

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It is considered one of the leaders of email marketing. Mailchimp is capable of sending more than 400 million emails to its 7 million users using PHP.

In 2010, they declared PHP as” It is the only language we use for everything touching the production MailChimp application”.

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Slack is one of the most used communication channels in the IT industry. The team app is valued at around 4 billion dollars and it’s used by over 3 million users daily.

It's surprising to see that they are using PHP in their back end process. 

You can find a good article on Taking PHP seriously.  on their engineering blog URL.

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Etsy is one of the top ten most popular retail websites in the US with over 54 million verified users and more than 19 million buyers. It is considered one of the biggest e-commerce sites built on PHP.

Also, they released Phan, a static analyzer that can detect incompatibilities between PHP5/7 and many more issues that might cause problems.


Winding Up

I hope, by now you must have been convinced that PHP is the best platform for developing enterprise-level applications. If you are just on the verge of selecting a technology for your ERP product, this piece of the article could help you in your planning stage. Furthermore, if you are looking to create a classic website with secure architecture, robust web core, and platform-independent, the PHP framework should be your prime choice.

At Classic Informatics, PHP experts from our dedicated teams collaborate with sales panel and project managers to provide the most accurate and make a list of requirements and specifications to the project. We strive to deliver our clients the best web development solutions that boost their ROI and enhance growth.

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Topics : PHP development

Kanika Gupta

Written by Kanika Gupta

Kanika Gupta, a professional tech writer works as a content writer in Classic Informatics, a leading web development company. She loves to write master tech pieces and let readers connect with them fluently.

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