PHP frameworks

This is the list of PHP framework that you can use for your project.

1. Laravel

PHP framework for web artisans. Your life as a developer just got a whole lot easier. Server

  • PHP >= 5.3.7
  • MCrypt PHP Extension
As of PHP 5.5, some OS distributions may require you to manually install the PHP JSON extension. When using Ubuntu, this can be done via apt-get install php5-json.

2. Codeigniter

A Fully Baked PHP Framework
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

Server Requirements:

  • PHP version 5.1.6 or newer.
  • A Database is required for most web application programming. Current supported databases are MySQL (4.1+), MySQLi, MS SQL, Postgres, Oracle, SQLite, and ODBC.

3. Phalcon
The fastest PHP Framework.
Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption


  • PHP 5.3.x/5.4.x/5.5.x development resources
  • GCC compiler (Linux/Solaris) or Xcode (Mac)
  • Git (if not already installed in your system - unless you download the package from GitHub and upload it on your server via FTP/SFTP)

4. Symfony2
High Performance PHP Framework for Web Development


  • PHP needs to be a minimum version of PHP 5.3.3
  • JSON needs to be enabled
  • ctype needs to be enabled
  • Your php.ini needs to have the date.timezone setting

Be aware that Symfony2 has some known limitations when using a PHP version less than 5.3.8 or equal to 5.3.16. For more information see the Requirements section of the README.

5. YII
The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework.
Yii is a high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications.


  • Yii requires PHP 5.1

6. Aura
The Aura Project for PHP.
If you like clean code, fully decoupled libraries, and truly independent packages, then the Aura project is for you. Download a single package and start using it in your project today, with no added dependencies.


  • PHP 5.4+

7. CakePHP
The rapid development php framework.
CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code.


  • HTTP Server. For example: Apache. mod_rewrite is preferred, but by no means required.
  • PHP 5.2.8 or greater.

Technically a database engine isn’t required, but we imagine that most applications will utilize one. CakePHP supports a variety of database storage engines:

  • MySQL (4 or greater)
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQLite

8. Zend Framework
The most popular framework for modern high-performing PHP applications


  • PHP 5.2.11 oder höher.

9. Kohana
The Swift PHP Framework.
An elegant HMVC PHP5 framework that provides a rich set of components for building web applications.


  • Server with Unicode support
  • PHP version >= 5.2.3
  • An HTTP server. Kohana is known to work with: Apache 1.3+, Apache 2.0+, lighttpd, and MS IIS
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