PHP is a very powerful and well known platform. Almost 50% of the web is powered by PHP. If you are a PHP developer then you should know that framework make things simple, manageable and fun to work with. There are many PHP frameworks out there so its probably hard to chose one. In this post i have compiled a list of top ten PHP frameworks for 2014. Every framework stated here has it’s advantages and disadvantages. In this post i have briefly described about each framework and their uses. Enjoy!

Laravel

Laravel

Laravel is an amazing PHP framework for web artisans. Build huge enterprise applications, or simple JSON APIs, Write powerful controllers, or slim restful routes. Laravel is perfect for jobs of all sizes.

Phalcon

phalcon

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

Symfony

Symfony

Symfony is a PHP framework for web projects. It speed up the creation and maintenance of your PHP web applications. Replace the repetitive coding tasks by power, control and pleasure.

Code Igniter

CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework powering the next generation of web apps.

Yii

yii

Yii is a high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with rich features: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

Aura

Aura

If you like clean code, fully decoupled libraries, and truly independent packages, then the Aura project is for you. Download a single package and start using it in your project today, with no added dependencies. The primary goal of Aura is to provide high-quality, well-tested, standards-compliant, decoupled libraries that can be used in any codebase. This means you can use as much or as little of the project as you like.

Cake

cakePHP

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code.

Zend

Zend

Zend Framework 2 is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.

Flight

Flight

Flight is a fast, simple, extensible framework for PHP. Flight enables you to quickly and easily build restful web applications.

Kohana

Kohana

An elegant HMVC PHP5 framework that provides a rich set of components for building web applications.