Using PHP: Is It A Dying Programming Language?

June 24, 2022

In the ever-evolving realm of web development, programming languages rise and fall in popularity. One language that has often faced rumors of its demise is PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor). Detractors have been quick to declare it a “dead” language, consigning it to the annals of digital history.

What are Programming Languages?

Programming languages can sound complex and technical to those not in the website design industry. Although it is precise with specific command controls, one can view it as the way instructions are plugged in and the output of that. It is essentially a communication tool, and as the internet and machine learning evolves, languages compete to dominate. The most prevalent ones referred to these days are JavaScript, C++ and Python too. PHP seems to have taken a backseat to many of these other programming languages. 

The Popularity Of PHP 

Although it may not be as popular as its counterparts, PHP remains a feasible programming solution too. PHP still is used across multiple website platforms, but most importantly, it powers up WordPress. This specific platform performs well for business owners with its minimal setup and no-fuss interface. 

The Advantages Of Using PHP

PHP’s versatility stands out as its most significant advantage, as it enables usage on multiple databases and platforms. Furthermore, its open-source nature not only allows flexibility but also highly recommends it for integration. This means that it is cost-friendly for those on a budget as it is free for use, with a public licence. 

Another critical advantage is that PHP has readily available documentation. This is helpful to those with little to no experience coding and can also be beneficial to small business owners who have limited resources to spend. 

The Verdict On PHP

PHP offers first-timers a hassle-free and convenient programming language. It runs most websites today in some form. And while other languages seem more lucrative, there are plenty of advantages to users of PHP. From reducing time for setup to the cost-savings due to it being open-sourced, it can still be significant in your online success. 

Our verdict? PHP is not a dying programming language.  Regardless of what you may have heard about PHP and its viability in today’s world, it is still very much alive and ready to power your website. 

At Trinity Web, we specialise in web development and understand the value PHP can have for your business online. Contact us to learn more about the web solutions on offer. 



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