Category - Programming Languages

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.

Technology usage statistics

Websites using PHP 3,804,645 websites
Most popular in the country United States of America
Market position in Programming Languages #1
Market share in Programming Languages 76.77%
Most popular version 5.6.40

Technology adoption

Recent changes in PHP usage. (See PHP Usage Changes report)
Websites that added PHP +83,817
Websites that dropped PHP -86,887
Websites that changed version of PHP 422,597

Distribution by websites popularity

PHP detection in the top websites by popularity
Top 10k sites 3,588 websites
Top 100k sites 40,607 websites
Top 1m sites 433,356 websites

Websites utilizing PHP

Top websites that use PHP

Domain Country Rank Contacts United States of America 14 United States of America 16 United States of America 32 United States of America 34 Russian Federation 38 United States of America 50
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Market Share

PHP market share within the Programming Languages category

Geographical Distribution

Technology usage distribution by websites across the globe.

Versions (by popularity)

  • 5.6.40 (12.33%)
  • 7.2.32 (8.46%)
  • 7.3.20 (6.95%)
  • 7.0.33 (5.23%)
  • 7.1.33 (4.12%)
  • 5.4.16 (3.78%)
  • 5.4.45 (3.70%)
  • 7.4.8 (3.40%)
  • 5.5.9 (2.31%)
  • 5.3.29 (2.29%)

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PHP often used together with

Category - Document Encoding.
UTF-8 is used together with PHP on 3,642,051 domains. Total 8,486,158 domains found using UTF-8
Category - Document Standards.
JavaScript is used together with PHP on 2,949,855 domains. Total 6,425,165 domains found using JavaScript
Category - CMS.
WordPress is used together with PHP on 2,667,085 domains. Total 2,501,659 domains found using WordPress
Category - JavaScript Libraries.
jQuery is used together with PHP on 2,641,301 domains. Total 4,000,935 domains found using jQuery
Category - Databases.
MySQL is used together with PHP on 2,618,596 domains. Total 2,612,960 domains found using MySQL
Category - Document Standards.
HTML5 Tags is used together with PHP on 2,411,291 domains. Total 4,203,578 domains found using HTML5 Tags

Alternative Technologies

CFML: Total 2,001 domains found using CFML
Elm: Total 53 domains found using Elm
Erlang: Total 16,289 domains found using Erlang
Go: Total 15,235 domains found using Go
Java: Total 230,126 domains found using Java
Lua: Total 367,218 domains found using Lua
Node.js: Total 61,837 domains found using Node.js
Perl: Total 14,591 domains found using Perl
Python: Total 158,067 domains found using Python
Ruby: Total 284,191 domains found using Ruby