The 10 Most Popular PHP Frameworks and Their Creators

Created March 14, 2021

Introduction

It would be really intimidating if you had to start from scratch and reinvent the wheel every time you were to start a new project.

Luckily in 2021 there is a vast number of brilliant PHP frameworks out there that you can use.

In my opinion using a framework is a must as it would help you structure your project, so that in case that there were other people working on the project they would be able to easily find their way around.

In this post I will list out the 10 most popular PHP frameworks and their creatos!

Laravel

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. This is my personal favourite framework! I love the Laravel ecosystem and all of the great open source tools that you could use.

Symfony

CodeIgniter

Zend Framework / Laminas Project

The Laminas Project is an open-source continuation of Zend Framework, a PHP framework and component library targeting enterprise applications.

Yii (Framework)

CakePHP

Slim

Phalcon

FuelPHP

Fat-Free Framework

Conclusion

If you are just getting started with coding, it might be a bit overwhelming to have to learn a whole Framework. But in the long run this is going to save you a lot fo development time!

If I missed a framework that you think should be on the list make sure to let me know by tagging me on Twitter: @bobbyiliev_

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