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Sultan X
Sultan X
530 Points

Does PHP scale well?

I have read online that PHP is awful language and it does not scale when the website get bigger. Please give me your opinion on this.

1 Answer

Rohald van Merode
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Rohald van Merode
Treehouse Staff

Hey Sultan X,

Many large-scale websites, such as Wikipedia and WordPress, use PHP successfully. With proper coding practices, optimization, and architecture, PHP can scale to meet the demands of large websites. While PHP might not be the best choice for every project, it's unfair to dismiss it entirely. It's a mature language with a massive community, extensive libraries, and a wide range of frameworks that help build robust applications.

Ultimately, a language's scalability depends more on the skills of the developers, architecture, and infrastructure than the language itself.