PHP Development

PHP is the most commonly used server-side technology for the web. Despite being a bit “long in the tooth”, PHP shows little sign of disappearing any time soon, especially as it is the backbone of the most commonly used content management system, WordPress. PHP is literally everywhere across the web.

PHP continues to evolve, thanks to the introduction of contemporary Object-Oriented Programming and MVC frameworks. PHP frameworks like Symfony, Laravel, Zend and CakePHP supercharge the original language, providing a wide range of powerful tools for developers.

An important consideration when deciding what server-side language you wish to base your site on app on, is what hosting infrastructure you intend to use. If you are are firmly entrenched in the Microsoft Azure or in-house infrastructure ecosystem, then .NET may be a more obvious choice for your project. PHP, on the other hand, tends to run best on open-source Linux servers and is fully compatible with the common CPanel-based solutions that are the core product offered by most web hosting companies. Newer options like JavaScript via node.js, require a less commonly available hosting platform that requires specialised expertise to administer.

PHP has a very low barrier to entry, can build apps and sites rapidly, and despite its more “freeform” approach to coding standards, is very esy to maintain and modify. As a non-compiled language too, updates and code changes can be rolled out much more quickly than with compiled solutions like like ASP.NET.

  • Most common web language
    • Drives the largest percentage of sites on the web
    • Powers WordPress and Drupal
    • Can easily integrate with modern front-end frameworks

  • Extensibility
    • Suitable for Websites, mobile and desktop apps
    • Symfony, Laravel and others bring MVC to the language
    • Massive developer community for contributed libraries

  • PHP Support
    • We provide ongoing support for PHP applications
    • The Bridge are experts in WordPress and Drupal (most common PHP CMSes)
    • Extensive user groups and forums
    • Hosting support (WHM, CPanel etc)

  • Low Cost
    • Open source – no licensing fees
    • Hosting costs tend to be cheaper than Microsoft-based or other solutions
    • Low barrier to entry – rapid generation of code
    • Ease of deployment and ongoing upgrades