1 – FREE OF COST
PHP is open source in the truest sense of the term. It is developed and updated by a community of developers from around the world. Hence, all the components are completely free of any cost to use and to distribute.
2 – CAPABLE
PHP may be used to design a website of any kind at all. PHP also manages websites that encounter a lot of traffic. Many widely visited and ever so popular websites like Facebook and Twitter use PHP.
3 – EASY
It has a readable and easily understandable syntax. Its code is embedded in the HTML source code and it is based on C/C++. Therefore, it is very familiar and programmers are very comfortable coding with it. Its extremely user friendly.
4 – PLATFORM INDEPENDENT
You may run PHP on any and all major operating systems like Linux, UNIX, Mac OS and Windows.
5 – SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR WEB SERVERS
It supports all major web servers like Apache, Microsoft IIS, Netscape, personal webserver, iPlanet server, etc.
6 – SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR DATABASES
IT supports all major databases including MySQL, dBase, IBM DB2, InterBase, FrontBase, ODBC, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.
7 FASTER DEVELOPMENTS
PHP is unique in a way that it uses its own memory space and thus decreases the loading time and workload from the server. The processing speed is so fast that major web applications like like Ecommerce, CRM, CMS and Forums are also developed faster by it.
8 – SECURE
It has multiple layers of security to prevent threats and malicious attacks.
9 – LARGE COMMUNITIES
PHP involves an extremely large community of developers who regular and timely updates tutorials, documentation, online help and FAQs.
10 – PROVEN AND TRUSTED
It is being used since close to two decades now since its inception in 1995. It is trusted by thousands of websites and developers and the list is increasing day by day. It has also proven its capability and versatility by developing and maintaining some of the most highly visited and popular websites.