Category - Programming Languages

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

We have discovered 20,757,861 live websites that are using PHP.

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Technology usage statistics

Websites using PHP 20,757,861 websites
Most popular in the country United States of America
Market position in Programming Languages #1
Market share in Programming Languages 80.69%
Most popular version 7

Technology adoption

Recent changes in PHP usage. (See PHP Usage Changes report)
Websites that added PHP +267,519
Websites that dropped PHP -252,325
Websites that changed version of PHP 859,622

Distribution by websites popularity

PHP detection in the top websites by popularity
Top 10k sites 3,807 websites
Top 100k sites 40,564 websites
Top 1m sites 441,194 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 26 United States of America 32 United States of America 34 Russian Federation 38
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Market Share

PHP market share within the Programming Languages category

Geographical Distribution

Technology usage distribution by websites across the globe.


  • 3 (10 subversions, 150 domains)
  • 4 (39 subversions, 65,880 domains)
  • 5 (193 subversions, 2,940,142 domains)
  • 7 (156 subversions, 4,843,351 domains)
  • 8 (10 subversions, 31,299 domains)

Alternative Technologies

CFML: Total 454,141 domains found using CFML
CPython: Total 260 domains found using CPython
Dart: Total 88 domains found using Dart
Elm: Total 130 domains found using Elm
Erlang: Total 35,450 domains found using Erlang
GeneXus: Total 90 domains found using GeneXus
Go: Total 76,852 domains found using Go
Haskell: Total 121 domains found using Haskell
Java: Total 686,743 domains found using Java
Lua: Total 2,509,428 domains found using Lua