When you’re working with a professional web developer to get the best possible website for your business, it pays to know about PHP programming. In the online world in which we live, your website may be the first and only way your customers will get to know you and your business; so it’s vital that your website conveys the right message in the right way to your customers and potential customers. A web developer using PHP as the scripting language for your website will be able to create interactive web pages that are vibrant and user-friendly. If that’s not enough of a reason to get to know PHP programming and what it can do for you, here are 5 more:
1 – Faster Load Times
PHP results in faster site loading speeds through PHP caching, or storing of data. This is an effective way to reduce page loading times and end user frustration. Tools like PHP Fast Cache are high-performance object-caching systems designed to speed up dynamic web applications by alleviating database loads.
2 – No Expensive Software To Buy
PHP is available free-of-charge and most tools associated with the program are open-source software, like WordPress, so there is no charge to use them either. PHP has been widely ported and can be deployed on most web servers on almost every operating system and platform for free.
3 – Hosting Is Less Expensive
As one of the most common web hosting languages, PHP is supported by virtually all web hosts. The only requirement for PHP is that is run on a Linux server, which is available through hosting providers at no cost beyond the basic hosting fee.
4 – Database Flexibility
PHP is flexible when it comes to database connectivity. It can connect to several databases, the most commonly-used of which is MySQL, which can be used for free.
5 – Developers Know PHP
Because PHP is everywhere and so many developers are using it, there is a large pool of talent available to you when it comes to building and modifying your website using PHP. That means there’s a good chance that the web developer you work with to build your site is experienced in incorporating PHP to make websites look and function better.
To learn more about PHP programming and why it may be the perfect scripting language for your website, call us at Axis Software Dynamics at (469) 535-7500. You can also visit us online at axissoftwaredynamics.com to find out more about our professional website design and development services.