10 PHP Frameworks for developers to help build challenging web apps


1.  Symfony

Symfony

Symfony is a PHP framework for web projects. It allow web developers to build complex web applications easily.  This framework facilitates long-term maintenance and scalability by complying with standard development rules.

 

 

2.  PHP-MVC

PHP-MVC

 

PHP-MVC is an extremely simple but effective Model-View-Controller application structure.
It is clean, easy-to-learn, secure, highly documented and have a self-explaining structure, with beautiful URL and optional Composer integration and fits the PSR-1/2 coding guidelines.

 

3.  Zend Framework 2

Zend Framework 2

Zend Framework is the most popular open source framework for modern, high performing web application. Zend Framework 2 evolved from Zend Framework 1, a successful PHP framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. ZF2 follows the SOLID object oriented design principle.

 

4.  FuelPHP

FuelPHP

Fuel is a simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5.3 web framework based on the best ideas of other frameworks with a fresh start. It is a Model View Controller framework which gives you the ability to add a powerful layer between the controller and the view.

 

5.  CakePHP

CakePHP

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code. CakePHP comes with built-in tools for input validation, CSRF protection, Form tampering protection, SQL injection prevention, and XSS prevention, helping you keep your application safe & secure.

 

6.  CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a powerful and fully baked PHP Framework. It is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.

 

7.  Phalcon

Phalcon

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption. Phalcon is an open source, full stack framework for PHP 5 written as a C-extension, optimized for high performance.

 

8.  Smarty PHP

Smarty PHP

Smarty is a template engine for PHP that facilitates the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. The template engine has many features for presentation that would otherwise need to be developed, tested and maintained in your own application code.

 

9.  Laravel

Laravel

Laravel is a PHP web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It works great on MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, and SQLite. Laravel is built on top of several Symfony components, giving your application a great foundation of well-tested and reliable code.

 

10. Yii

Yii

 

Yii is a high-performance, fast, secure and highly professional PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii helps you develop clean and reusable code. It follows the MVC pattern, ensuring a clear separation of logic and presentation.