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Why PHP is preferred for better SEO?

Updated on January 20, 2014

What are scripting languages?

Generally, we point server-side scripting as scripting languages in the webmaster forums. ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, PHP and Ruby are some examples of server-side scripting languages. When a web developer codes a web page for a dynamic website, s/he uses these scripting languages and database management systems like MySQL, MSSQL, etc. It’s easy to create and manage a bunch of web pages through developing websites with server-side scripting languages, as it can create web pages on the go by taking information from the databases.

Scripting languages for Web Development
Scripting languages for Web Development

According to the myths, HTML coded pages are better for SEO with fast indexing feature. So most of the SEO concerned web developers don’t prefer to code a website through PHP or ASP. Actually, the search engines crawl and index HTML pages and they have no problem with the server-side scripts as all of them outputs pure HTML source code for a web page. Yes, whatever the scripting language you may use, but in return your webpage will be a static HTML page.

Why PHP is so popular?

PHP or Hypertext Preprocessor (previously known as Personal Home Page) is a cross-platform server-side scripting language used for web development and other functions at free of cost. It is the most used and popular server-side scripting language among the web developers due to its cost (FREE/Open Source) and easy handling features. The comparison of PHP and ASP from the following will somehow clear the confusions associated with PHP and ASP for developing an SEO friendly website.

The facts and figures of PHP’s popularity:

  • PHP supports more than 700 useful functions and lets the developer to cope with error handling, mail delivery, parser, xml, filesystem, etc. By this means PHP reduces the difficulties of coding too many lines for a website for the programmers.

PHP is SEO Friendly
PHP is SEO Friendly
  • PHP is being available at free of cost and don’t require a single penny for installation or upgrades. This is an Open source software.
  • Both free and paid database management systems are supported in PHP language which makes it more flexible and cost effective. PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix and Generic ODBC like productive database options available for the PHP developers for creating web based applications or dynamic websites.
  • Writing PHP codes for designing a unique website took less time compared to any other server-side scripting languages.

  • PHP is being available at free of cost and don’t require a single penny for installation or upgrades. This is an Open source software.
  • Both free and paid database management systems are supported in PHP language which makes it more flexible and cost effective. PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix and Generic ODBC like productive database options available for the PHP developers for creating web based applications or dynamic websites.
  • Writing PHP codes for designing a unique website took less time compared to any other server-side scripting languages.

Choose PHP for Better SEO
Choose PHP for Better SEO
  • According to client demands and increasing SEO value of a website, the developer need to use some extended applications and scripts which is easy with PHP. This scripting language is more open towards other extensions such as AJAX, JS, etc.
  • For user browser and server compatibility, PHP is the best choice. It is supported in both Apache and IIS web servers.
  • There are no specific editors needed to be installed to for writing PHP codes, but others require specific frameworks. So, using any IDE on the platform or local host the PHP websites or web applications can be developed.

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