PHP earlier stood for Personal Home Page but now is widely thought of as Hypertext Pre-processor. PHP is one of the most trending and highly used programming languages. It has been used for a while and still ranks high on performance and scalability. Businesses seeking responsive and dynamic web solutions prefer using PHP back-end development services for creating scalable apps and websites.

  • Today, there are almost 1.88 billion websites
  • Almost 80 % of all websites are using PHP for their server-side.


So, whether you’re a large or small enterprise, your website or app is one of the most prominent branding and conversion marketing tools. Hence, hiring the best PHP developer is very important. However, it’s not easy for everyone to understand the differences in proficiency in languages and programming or the qualifications or skills required in a good PHP developer.

This article will offer insights into understanding PHP and how to find the right PHP developer for your projects.


What is PHP?

Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is a very popular server-side programming language created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. It is a preferred choice of web developers who use it to make fast and responsive web pages for various websites and web applications. Big names like Facebook, Yahoo, Wikipedia have all used PHP for building their websites.


The benefits of using PHP


  • Open Source

PHP is an open-source programming language, ideal for budget web development projects.


  • Scalability

Scalability of websites or apps is one of the foremost requirements, and PHP-built websites can accommodate increasing traffic.


  • Fast and Responsive

PHP-built websites are known for faster processing speed and ease of use.


  • Easy Customisation

PHP has several useful libraries and easy-to-use tools. Many developers combine PHP with other languages to increase flexibility.


  • Frequent Updates

PHP has seen new updates and versions, making it more user-friendly. New PHP frameworks like Lamina, Cake, Laravel, Code Igniter, etc chance boosted features and user-friendliness.


  • PHP Specialists

Many developers work with PHP allowing you to hire specialization at competitive rates .


Why hire a PHP Developer


Most entrepreneurs don’t get the right talent to develop their websites and once it is launched app development is a strategic process, and an inexperienced can ruin it.

  • More than 50% of users abandon sites that take more than three seconds loading time.
  • Almost 90% of users abandon a website due to poor usability.



PHP developers work on back-end web development. PHP proficient developers should build back-end components, connect the application to web services, and effectively support the front-end through seamless integration. PHP developers must work have a working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS and an understanding of how UIs are built

Hiring a talented developer or a professional and experienced web agency is of utmost urgency to develop a modern and converting website. This will offer a good return on investment while saving you time and money. If you’re planning on using PHP for your development needs, you need to understand the skills and qualifications that a good PHP developer must possess.


Tips to Hire PHP developer

We hope the tips listed here can guide you to  select the best-suited programmer for your business needs.


  • Check Portfolio

Every business project is different. Asking the developer or agency for their work portfolio will give you an insight into the kind of work they have done. You can assess some innovative solutions that they might have created. You will get an idea of the industries served, and the kind of website or app developed. This will make it easier to shortlist the right agency.


  • Tools and Technologies

It is difficult to walk through the number of web companies offering PHP development services to choose the most suitable one. New technologies are entering the markets at a rapid pace. For example, a hotel website can greatly benefit from virtual reality tours. So, assess the technologies that a PHP developer is familiar with before signing them on.


  • Hiring & Engagement Model

This is an important parameter that will define your development budgets. Seeking the services of a reputable PHP web development company always works better in the long run. You gain access a qualified talent pool and cross services like website testing, maintenance, etc.


  • Open and clear communication

This is a vital parameter so that the client and service provider can collaborate better to achieve the shared objective. The partnership will work well if all stakeholders share a good rapport and exchange ideas.


The Bottom Line

If you seek to build a website using PHP, then addressing these issues will define the success or failure of your project. There are many agencies in the market. Take an informed decision after going through all the tips mentioned above. Choose a partner who will address your short-term project needs and share your vision to take your business to new heights.

Orion has an excellent portfolio and a go-getter team of developers who are specialists in their fields and can cater to the needs of big and small companies from all sectors.

Let’s collaborate to achieve your vision. Call us today.

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