I’m a freelance PHP developer living and working in London. I develop PHP web applications using the WordPress, Laravel and Zend frameworks. PHP is an opensource development platform which runs on an Apache web server and is a combination of HTML with PHP code embed within it. The language is classed as a Scripting language. I like building clean, lightweight web applications using this fantastic web language. It is so widely used now it will never die off in a hurry as most of the worlds websites are running on a PHP enabled apache web server.
Available on cheap hosting plans.
Popular with bloggers (WordPress).
Integrated database support.
Highly supported – Old language (since 1995).
Opensource so Zero cost.
Great extensions & add-ons.
It’s popular because it’s popular.