Top 5 PHP Frameworks For Web Developers

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PHP, which now stands for Hypertext Preprocessor from Personal Home Page, is undeniably one of the most prominent and highly-utilized programming languages. Thus, lots of PHP frameworks have been created to help developers come up with excellent web applications that are highly-secured.

When you will search for PHP frameworks, a long list will be given to you and it might take up a lot of your time in figuring out which might be working really well and has the best features. There are at least five PHP frameworks that can really be of big help to web developers in coming up with complex apps. Here is the list of frameworks that you can utilize:

1. CakePHP
Are you planning to work on a commercial web application? The CakePHP is the one most-suited to that kind of web app. Form validation, cross-site request forgery (CSRF) protection, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting (XSS) are just a few of its many excellent features. It is one of those frameworks that has really stood the test of time in the marketplace - being in it for more than ten years already.

2. Phalcon
Phalcon is an easy to use full-stack PHP framework with the Model-View-Controller web architecture design pattern or MVC. The great thing about this PHP framework is that its delivery is on speed C and C++.

3. Slim Framework
Like what its name suggests, the Slim PHP framework is minimalistic in design. It is ideal for working on application programming interfaces or APIs and small web applications. It has lots of features including the cookie encryption, URL routing, and session encryption.

4. Laravel
What many developers like about the Laravel PHP framework is that it has a huge ecosystem. It makes the task of developing a web app a lot easier and less time-consuming. Furthermore, with this framework, speedy deployment is also within the reach. It is the most well-known framework in the field and it has a templating engine, the Blade, which allows caching, queuing, authentication, and other repeatable works.

5. FuelPHP
The FuelPHP is a full-stack modular framework that supports the MVC web architecture design pattern. Aside from it, it also has its own MVC version - the Hierarchical Model-View-Controller or HMVC. This framework is also loaded with excellent features including output encoding and URL filtering. This framework is well-documented as well.

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