As a server-side script, PHP is interpreted by the server at runtime. Computers requesting resources from the server don’t need PHP installed; a web browser sufﬁces. PHP is cross-platform, and applications created with it can be deployed on Windows, Linux and macOS. Because it is open source, there is no need to divert your budget to licencing, upgrades or other fees.
How it’s used
Given its good performance and reliability, PHP is used everyday at WorkingMouse in a variety of applications, commonly combined with other technologies. For example, one of the ways which PHP might be used is to facillitate notiﬁcations. Codebots, WorkingMouse’s sibling company, has used PHP as part of Lampbot. This particular bot has been used to streamline development for several of WorkingMouse’s biggest projects.
As a Product Owner, you can have conﬁdence that applications built with PHP are secure.It contains many built-in features that secure web apps against attacks like SQL injections and data tampering.
A variety of robust frameworks exist to support PHP, such as Laravel or Symfony. CakePHP is what is used for our in-house Lampbot. PHP integrates easily with databases and has excellent connectivity with MySQL.