Using PHP frameworks simplifies the development process, minimizing the workload. Each framework has its own strengths and weaknesses, and they all differ in terms of the communities, documentation, and databases they support.
Laravel is the world’s most popular free and open source PHP framework. It simplifies the development process by simplifying common tasks such as routing, sessions, caching, and authentication.
CodeIgniter is a PHP framework suitable for dynamic website development. It offers tons of pre-built modules that can be used to create powerful and reusable components.
Symfony is a complete PHP MVC framework and the only known framework that follows PHP and web standards all the way through.
CakePHP allows you to create visually stunning and feature-rich websites. CakePHP came to market in the early 2000s and has seen better performance and many new components since then.
Yii is suitable for all types of web apps. For this reason, it is a universal web programming framework.
The Zend framework is a complete object-oriented framework, and the fact that it uses features like interfaces and inheritance makes it extensible.
FuelPHP is a flexible full-stack PHP framework that was first released in 2011. In addition to supporting the MVC design pattern, it has its own version called HMVC (hierarchical model view controller). With HMVC, unlike MVC, the content does not have to be duplicated to be displayed on multiple pages.
Slim is another popular PHP microframework that allows developers to quickly build simple but powerful web applications and APIs.