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PHP is one of the most widely used server-side scripting languages, and is perhaps the most popular programming language in use today. PHP is one fourth of the LAMP software stack, a database, framework, and server software bundle used to engineer a site’s back-end architecture. With a number of modern frameworks designed to leverage its speed and scalability, like CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, and the Zend framework, PHP is an established programming language with staying power.

PHP development is used to build many content management systems (CMS) and e-commerce platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, and ZenCart, so if you’re using any of these platforms for your site or online store, a skilled PHP developer can help you build, migrate, and maintain it over time. An experienced PHP programmer can develop and manage your CMS, server-side applications, website, or e-commerce platform. PHP developers on Upwork have the expertise to work within your site’s many moving parts—they’re often full-stack developers, involved in database management, server technology, and operating systems.

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Creating Autocomplete or Search Suggestion Functionality with PHP and MySQL

You probably know that most websites should have “friendly search.” So what is friendly search? Learn how to build a friendly search with autocomplete or search suggestion functions with these tips from guest author Igor Chyshkala.

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5 Questions Your Web Development Proposal Should Answer

Want to get the attention of clients and win more web development projects on Upwork? In this guest post, a top freelance developer shares some tips on how to write the best development proposal that answers all the right questions.

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Tips for Creating an OpenCart Multi-Store Sub-Folder Model

If you use OpenCart for your e-commerce CMS and want to add another store “under the same roof,” it’s possible to do so and manage it through your existing admin panel with a simple customization: sub-folders in OpenCart’s Multi-store mode. In this article, Igor Chishkala walks you through how to use this powerful but easy-to-use feature.

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