Core PHP: It allows you to start a website from the scratch by writing your own PHP code, in a way giving full control in your hands. But, PHP requires a deep knowledge of PHP, MYSQL database, HTML & other key components. In this, there is also a provision of keeping designing and development party separate, which makes the code clean and easy to modify.
Content Management System: Content management system is a new buzz in the web development industry that gives you the opportunity to control everything from the back end. Today you can find an array of cms incorporating exciting features. Some of the popular ones are Shopify, Prestashop, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, WordPress, Social Engine, Zencart, CS-Cart, X-Cart.
Many of them are free to download, and install and can be updated as per the website’s requirements. CMS is not only a time saver but reduces the development cost as well. In addition to this, there are free designs, templates & extensions available for adding some additional functionality to your website design.
In the first look, PHP simply looks like another operating MS-Office, but in order to use it proficiently, one has to learn it in a good way. At the operation level, CMS is very straightforward and even a non-professional can operate PHP, but from developer’s point of view, one has to learn PHP effectively for extending its functionality to the next level. Before starting working on PHP, you must have good knowledge of Core PHP. And the best way to achieve this knowledge is by enrolling yourself in a PHP training program.
Frameworks: Another important aspect that plays a vital role before starting any PHP project is the knowledge of Frameworks. PHP is a set of classes written using some coding standards. Most of the PHP frameworks use Model View Controller Structure for designing the applications, thus helping in designing the feature-rich websites as per your needs. The popular frameworks are CakePHP, CodeIgniter, YII, Zend, and Symfony.