CodeIgniter framework

10 Best PHP Frameworks for Developers

PHP is one of the most popular programming language for Web applications. Many websites are  built using the PHP language. Because of PHP’s huge popularity, it has become almost impossible for Web developers not to have at least a working knowledge of PHP. Whether you’re an experienced PHP developer or just getting started with the language. Listed below are 10 excellent PHP Frameworks that PHP developers should use every time they program.

However, you may wonder which of these tools is the best? Well, all of these can have a major impact on your effectiveness at work but in my opinon, frameworks like CakePHP, Zend, Symfony and CodeIgniter are the best tools to get your hands dirty.

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CakePHP Framework

CakePHP is an open source web application framework. It makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code.

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Zend Framework

Zend Framework is a fully object-oriented framework. It allows developers to implement their own special variations of individual components without having to hack into the ZF codebase itself.

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Symfony is a set of reusable PHP components and a framework for web projects to speed up the creation and maintenance of your PHP web applications.

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Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. A superb inversion of control container, expressive migration system, and tightly integrated unit testing support give you the tools you need to build any application with which you are tasked.

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Yii framework

Yii is a high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. It comes with rich features to reduce your development time significantly.

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Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

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Kohana is an HMVC PHP5 framework that provides a rich set of components for building web applications.

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FuelPHP is a simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5.3+ framework, based on the best ideas of other frameworks, with a fresh start!



CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.

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PHPixie is a lightweight MVC PHP framework designed to be fast, easy to learn and provide a solid foundation for development.

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My name is Sarah Sparkle, a Web and Graphic designer. I am passionate about all things design related including web, character, and graphic design.
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  1. Julio Jafeth
    August 27, 2014

    Thank you so much for this 😀 , im gonna check CakePHP for my personal project.

  2. September 8, 2014

    i really like your collection because you only listing useful and most wanted frameworks.

  3. September 12, 2014


    Thank you for the list. I prefer working with Laravel and CakePHP. By the way, CakePHP is releasing version 3.0 soon, which is currently in beta stage.

  4. Pooran Devi
    October 4, 2014

    Thanks for another excellent article sarah. Its a big help, thanks again!

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