PHP is so easy that you can just rename a .html file to .php and type in some code and you are live. You don’t need some advanced build too just to have a hello world.
Let me make a few list.
- PHP is powerful (PHP 5.4)
- Built-In HTTP Server
- The Reflection API is powerful
- Support all major database management systems and No-SQLs
- Parse JSON and XML with just single line of code
- You don`t need input and output stream object to work with files (file_get_contents / file_put_contents)
- Powerful regular expression support
- Thousands of Open source libraries
- Great ecommerce system
- Has the best CMSs on earth
- Great web frameworks – Laravel, Codeigniter, Phalcon PHP, CakePHP…
- Supported on any hosting environment
- Great and ever growing community
- PHP is free