April 8, 2014 12:56 pm

12 PHP Frameworks Best and high ranking for Web Developers

Today I am going to give you some super useful PHP frameworks that you must use once, in future we will cover all frameworks how to install guide for newbies. When we talk about frameworks the first think in our mind come is clean and efficient web development, with the fast and highly maintainable coding of your PHP web application. I am giving you this list after research from different sites and with my personal experience.



Yii is the most popular PHP framework and its last updated 1.1.14 version on 11th August 2013.


  • loads the features that you need
  • Powerful caching support
  • Explicitly designed to work efficiently with AJAX


  • Input validation
  • Output filtering
  • SQL injection and Cross-site scripting prevention


  • Helps you develop clean and reusable code
  • Follows the MVC pattern
  • Ensuring a clear separation of logic and presentation


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yii framework php


CodeIgniter comes 2nd in our ranking and its very powerful framework in PHP simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.

  • Exceptional performance.
  • Nearly zero configuration.
  • Clear, thorough documentation.
  • Framework with a small footprint.
  • Simple solutions to complexity.


and many more…

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CodeIgniter framework php


Symfony created in 2005 a very powerful MVC Framework, Drupal the most popular Open-Source CMS uses Symfony components.

  • Faster and less greedy
  • Unlimited flexiblity
  • Ease of use
  • Stable and sustainable
  • A driver of innovation
  • Interoperable


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symfony framework php


Larvael is very fast growing PHP Framework and very easy to learn and use.

  • RESTful Routing
  • Command Your Data
  • Beautiful Templating
  • Proven Foundation


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laravel framework php


CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like ActiveRecord, Association Data Mapping, Front Controller and MVC.

  • Build Quickly
  • No Configuration
  • Friendly License
  • Batteries Included
  • Clean MVC Conventions
  • Secure


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CakePHP Framework PHP


Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices,  leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP.

  • Agile Design
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Cloud Scale


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Zend Framework PHP

Author Huzoor Bux

I am Huzoor Bux from Karachi (Pakistan). I have been working as a PHP Developer from last 5+ years, and its my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice. Basically I am a PHP developer but now days exploring more in HTML5, CSS and jQuery libraries.

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34 responses to “12 PHP Frameworks Best and high ranking for Web Developers”

  1. Jan Kube says:

    I was a bit surprised to see Zend, as the biggest one, at the end of the list. But if you want to create a web application really fast it is more easy with the others. So you’re right! I do personally prefer Codeigniter and Laravel. Thanks for the nice list with significant key features!

  2. Ambarish says:

    i am hunger to learn ci framework in simplest method.
    while i am new in php. now i am doing training at shivit technologies(www.shivit.com)

  3. ujash joshi says:

    I have knowledge of yii framework, CI framework, and cakephp Framework………………now i want to learn other one……….which one is prefer for me……………..

  4. aCe says:

    Which one is most Secure ?

  5. Jack says:

    Phalcon is best

  6. anupriya26 says:

    Awesome list of frameworks! I am confused to choose between Codeigniter and cakePHP. Which is better? Which is easier to learn?

  7. KV7 says:

    I am newby to these frameworks, so which one should I choose?

  8. Orlando says:

    Laravel is awesome, simple to learn and use

  9. anand says:

    which was the best framework to learn?

    • Laravel and Symfony2 are not bad either, if you are looking to learn for your personal interest then you can go with anyone in the list but if you are looking to work with frameworks then you can find lots of projects with Laravel or Symfony2.

      • anand says:

        what will be the best ? And i had complted my BSC Comp science .And I am looking for good futher in php? just any body can guide and help me.

        • Anand – Both frameworks are very good and if you are looking to learn any framework then Lavavel, Symfony2, YII are best options. Also do not worry on selection because if you’ve learned one framework then getting grip on others will not be a hard thing. These frameworks are best and packed up with lots of components and libraries so after learning any one of these you can learn comparatively smaller frameworks like CodeIgniter very easily. Good luck.

      • anand says:

        Dear frnd ajaniashish do u know any class for learning this framework ? After dat they can provide me good placement .

        • Anand – there is no need to join classes to learn this frameworks because classes/institutes most of the times just teach basic concepts and overview which is very different from what skills required to work on live environments. In my view you should find companies where you can get training and then offer you a job. You learned the basics and learning frameworks is not a difficult thing if you know basics of PHP well. So start finding companies from today in you area/city. Good luck.

  10. kumargarapati says:

    We are planning to build a classifieds site, we need a framework which offers more security and loads fast, please don’t suggest two or more names just say 1 framework which i can start developing, thanksss in advance

  11. I need a framework which
    offers more security and loads fast, please don’t suggest two or more
    names just say 1 framework which i can start developing, thanksss in
    advance. We have idea of having mobile site as well we want to use two different frameworks for both can you guys specify one for mobile as well

  12. Great framework for developers and I am glad to see these kind of post

  13. jorel says:

    i hope there’s a pros and cons for this framework,,, or maybe just a link… for those who wanted to go deeper 🙂

  14. Gabe says:

    Thanks for such an informative post! Frameworks are there to help the developers to write quick and good code for his application with efficiency. Frameworks assist the web developer in developing a beautiful and powerful web application with proper flow and readable codes. Let us have a glance over some potential PHP frameworks which may rule future. More at https://intellipaat.com/php-mysql-training/

  15. Elena Lobyntseva says:

    Why 12 PHP Frameworks? I counted 6 frameworks.

  16. Elena Lobyntseva says:

    Why 12 PHP Frameworks? I counted 6 frameworks.

  17. Marcello Patto says:

    What can you say about FuelPHP?

  18. Marcello Patto says:

    What can you say about FuelPHP?

  19. Novak says:

    Article is good but depricated. Please renew it with new data, new links, new books and maybe new frameworks.


    post. Thanks for sharing! I want people to know just how good this information
    is in your article. It’s interesting content and Great work.

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