PHP frameworks comparison

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2014-04-14 12:36:30

Comparison chart of the stable versions of best PHP frameworks in order to help you to choose the PHP framework adapted to your specific needs: Agile Toolkit vs Banshee vs CakePHP vs CakePHP2 vs CodeIgniter vs Fat-Free vs FuelPHP vs Jelix vs Kohana vs Laravel vs Lithium vs Mako vs MkFramework vs PPI Framework vs Solar vs Symfony vs Symfony2 vs Yii vs Zend Framework vs Zend Framework 2 vs Zikula.


This part in the comparison table try to summarize the important features of the main PHP frameworks.

Object-relational mapping (ORM) are components that helps you to transform your databases access in a more friendly object oriented manner. Instead of manipulating records, you manipulate objects and could most of the time forget about all the SQL queries that goes behind the scene.

Code generation make developers life easier by creating files and default content automatically so you don't have to.

Edge Side Includes (ESI) allows, with a compliant gateway cache, to cache a page fully and to update only parts of the page that have changed.


This section is an important part, it helps you to directly go to the section essential when using a new framework: the tutorials and documentation. Have a look at the tutorial and documentation to get a quick view at the code verbosity, and the documentation quality.

Do not hesitate to add comparison criteria, other PHP Framework or simply leave a comment or rate the framework you know...

Zend Framework 2Symfony2CodeIgniterCakePHP2
Latest version2.
Release date2013-05-152013-12-032013-07-082014-03-02
Requirements>= PHP 5.3>= PHP 5.3.2>= PHP 5.1.6>= PHP 5.2.8
Last update2013-09-23 13:01:512014-02-20 13:17:212013-12-03 22:21:412014-03-22 21:09:15
Internationalization I18N / L10nXML (XLIFF)
language classgettext, PHP array
ORMDoctrine 2, PropelCustom
Template SystemPHP, TwigPHP, Simple template parser "{var_name}"Custom but Smarty/Twig can be used
Testing libraryPHPUnitPHPUnitPHPUnit (In development)PHPUnit
Générateur de couche modèleYes DoctrineBundle, PropelBundle
Générateur de CRUDYes SensioGeneratorBundle
Github / Bitbucket / Sourceforge
Commercial SupportYes
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