July 14, 2024

Phalcon is a PHP Framework with C Extensions

Phalcon PHP is a high-performance PHP framework that’s both open source and highly-customizable. It runs on PHP with the ability to also tie into C extensions.

If you’re a PHP developer this may already sound confusing. But in truth Phalcon is meant to be quick and simple – the framework can tie into classes & functions found in the C extensions, but they’ll run in PHP code.

Take a look at the install page to get an idea of the setup process.

There’s also a very in-depth documentation area that explains all the primary features and methods you’ll get right out of the box.

Folks who are just getting started will likely have reservations. It may even take some courage just to install & try to use Phalcon. But thankfully there’s an incredible discussion forum along with many Stack Overflow questions to get you on the right track.

You can also try tweeting the official Twitter account @phalconphp with any questions you may have.

Since Phalcon is open source you’ll find everything you need right on GitHub. The repo has a download link for the latest version of Phalcon + basic install instructions.

If you want to see the app in action then take a look at this tutorial video for creating a new Phalcon webapp.

Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website JakeRocheleau.com.

One Comment

  1. Hemang Rindani Reply

    Phalcon PHP is highly rated framework when it comes to performance, however there are few limitations that does not allow a website developer to have fully functional site. There is Phalcon Eye which is a web content management solution that provides services to many medium to large enterprise. This CMS contains all the functionalities of Phalcon PHP framework and have its unique set of features. Phalcon framework can also be used with Yona CMS, build on PHP as well, however for more features, it is advisable to use more powerful CMSs like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! (all PHP based) or for more standardization Sitefinity CMS can also be used which is a .Net based platform. Make sure to analyze business needs before making any choice and select the best fit CMS.

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