The PHP applications are categorized into more than 60 groups in hotscripts.com site
HotScripts - PHP.
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for a very good comparison and listing of applications.
The most popular PHP applications in the order are:
Mambo Portal/Content Mgmt
PHP Content Management System
Typo3 Content Mgmt
PHP has several tools which are given below:
The following are available for PHP:
- PHP Lens
is a rapid application development component which allows PHP developers
to dynamically and quickly create web applications that retrieve information from
databases. With phpLens, data can be presented as html tables with facilities to create,
edit, paginate, search and delete records. PHPLens uses ADODB.
- ADODB (Active Data Objects Data Base)
PHP's database access functions are not standardised. Every database extension uses a different
and incompatibile API. This creates a need for a database class library to hide the
differences between the different databases (encapsulate the differences) so we can easily
ADODB currently support MySQL,
, Interbase, Oracle, MS SQL 7,
Foxpro, Access, ADO, Sybase and generic ODBC.
- Metabase (Database independent access and management)
- Binary Cloud
is an opensource, enterprise class web application platform
It provides a complete set of core services such as authentication,
permissions, database abstraction, and error handling - and a rich set of
advanced tools built on that foundation.
The system is deployed in a number of commercial installations and has
proven to be robust, scaleable, and secure.
Binarycloud is suitable for large-scale commerce and publishing projects,
or anything of similar complexity. It offers some unique security
features - such as selective encryption of database I/O - which make it
a particularly good choice for web applications that require a high level
of data security. And it's free.
- PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository) is a code repository
for PHP extensions and PHP library code similar to Perl's CPAN and is at
- Midgard is Content management system is based on Apache and uses
the PHP scripting language
The main site of Midgard is at
PHP can be compiled with
Zend compiler and optimizer
http://www.zend.com. PHP runs
very fast and is about 5 to 10 times faster than Java.
is a web application system. It consists of a
complete framework for the easy development and
management of web applications, using PHP. The system
uses a modular approach, using abstract interfaces for all
transactions. This results in maximum freedom to change
parts of the systems workings or add new functionality
without needing to reprogram other parts
- Group IT Engine
is a turnkey group collaboration and content management engine. It
presently runs on Unix machines using PHP and Apache. Using GroupIT you
can "Categorize your content", "Organize your contents into sections",
"Control access to your content" and many more
The following ready-made Web-Portal systems are available:
- PHP Nuke Web Portal system at
- DarkPortal is a Web portal system similar to PHPNuke. It is based on the
user interface style of Slashdot and other news/portal systems.
It uses a modular core as a base for adding pluggable modules to facilitate content creation and
management. Its primary goals are full separation of content from code, fully modular portal
plugins with standardized APIs, portability and database abstraction, user level theme
selection and plugin module selection, and a modular user/group hierarchy with multiple levels
of moderation and admin capabilities.
- CMS system
- Mambo is a feature-rich, dynamic portal engine/content management tool based on PHP/MySQL. It
features a very powerful and extensive admin manager, and uses a modular framework for