What Are the Best PHP Outsourcing Service Providers?

In case you didn’t know, PHP, the popular server-side scripting, and general-purpose programming language, wasn’t originally meant to be a programming language at all. Back in 1995, computer programmer Rasmus Lerdorf posted an online resume. Curious about how much traffic his site was receiving, Lerdorf decided to create a script. He called this script “PHP,” which originally stood for “Personal Home Page.”

 

After a while, Rasmus decided to turn his script into a more complete language.

 

“I don’t know how to stop it, there was never any intent to write a programming language. I have absolutely no idea how to write a programming language, I just kept adding the next logical step on the way.” Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP.

 

PHP became a widely used programming language for developing dynamic web applications. If you thought mascots were only for sports teams, think again; many programming languages, including PHP and Java, have their own mascots. PHP’s is a big blue elephant. The name of the PHP mascot has been strategically modified to elePHPant.

Where is PHP used?

Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Wikipedia, WordPress, Tumblr, and Flickr all have PHP running through their veins. At Google I/O 2013, one of Google's managers officially admitted that PHP runs on 75% of all the Web 2.0 sites.

 

PHP occupies the first position among server-side scripting languages. According to W3Techs, its used by 82.7% of all websites on the internet. PHP is also a general-purpose programming language, which means it's perfectly suited for any kind of system:

 

  • Web applications

  • Content management systems (CMSs)

  • Enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs)

  • Customer relationship management systems (CRMs)

  • eCommerce applications

  • Project management software

  • GUI applications

  • WordPress plugins

Who develops software using PHP?

According to W3Techs, 92.4% of all websites that use PHP have already been updated to PHP version 5.0. This indicates that PHP continues to strengthen and prove itself as a stable, reliable, scalable, and secure programming language.

We’ve listed below the best outsourcing companies that offer PHP development services.

1. DataArt

Along with delivering Java-, Ruby on Rails-, Python-, and Microsoft-based solutions, DataArt also offers PHP development services to their clients all over the globe.

 

One of those clients is Bematech, an international provider of complete and customizable Point-of-Sale (POS) solutions, including all-in-one terminals, kitchen display systems, cash drawers, scanners, touch monitors, customer displays and more. For Bematech DataArt developed Bemacash, a sophisticated cloud-based POS platform that integrates the functionality of stock, sales, reports, delivery and customer management processes for its users.

 

The integrated functionality of the system removes the need of business owners to develop, install, manage and integrate multiple stock, sales, distribution, CRM and other systems. Instead they get a single platform maintained and upgraded in real time.

2. Innovecs

Innovecs's PHP projects vary from simple web applications to large enterprise solutions.

 

One of the projects Innovecs delivered in PHP is an app monetization and distribution platform with the main focus on user engagement. This platform uses data driven ad formats that allow mobile advertisers to reach millions of potential users. Another project is a digital asset management system integrated with a powerful graphic production and networking infrastructure aimed to accelerate production workflow between staff, vendors, and clients.

3. Svitla Systems

Svitla Systems is a software development company that offers its services to companies of all sizes, from small startups in Silicon Valley to large public companies such as Monster, BMC Software, Logitech, and Ingenico. Svitla Systems’ projects delivered using PHP technologies include Mintbox and InvoiceASAP.

 

Mintbox, is a platform that connects clients with top brand retailers to allow them to do their own personal sales. Svitla team developed different backend tools for both Mintbox’s clients and users. Specifically, they added an ability to manage offers, products, promotion codes, articles about products, and more, as well as added synchronization with calendar services (like Google, Microsoft, and ICloud).

 

InvoiceASAP is an integrated mobile invoicing and payments platform that allows small and medium-sized businesses to generate and pay invoices on the go. All apps are connected with desktop management tool. Svitla team worked on InvoiceASAP improving the quality of existing code and general app performance, and extended the reporting functionality.

4. Archer Software

Archer Software is a software development company that offers web and mobile solutions to both startups and enterprises, and serves different industries such as healthcare, automotive, education, and social media. They use quite a diverse range of technologies including PHP.

 

One of Archer’ clients is Technoopttorg, the biggest spare parts supplier in the Ukrainian market that also owns a chain of car service stations. For Technoopttorg Archer Software developed a fully functional modern online shop that offers not only comfortable purchasing for their clients, but also an online scheduling of appointments with the nearest car service stations, and easy-to-use and efficient order management for admins.

5. CHI Software

CHI Software is a software development company that delivers technology solutions to the clients who work in various business domains including retail, telecom, logistics, travel and more. CHI Software completed a wide a range of projects using different technologies such as Ruby, Java, C++, Python, .NET, and PHP.

CHI Software used their PHP expertise and skills to implement some of the following projects: a hi-load e-commerce system that consolidates a great number of stores, warehouses and stocks, a social network for sharing products, an attractive dynamic website for selling luxury watches, and more. You can look up CHI Software portfolio to find more PHP-based projects.

6. Binary Studio

Binary Studio is a custom software development agency with headquarters in San Francisco and development center in Lviv, Ukraine. Since 2005 Binary Studio has been delivering its development services to their clients worldwide. To turn their client’s ideas into living projects they use various technologies including HTML5 and JavaScript for front-end development, and Node JS, .NET, and PHP technologies for back-end development.

 

One of PHP projects delivered by Binary Studio is MassageBook. MassageBook is an online platform for massage therapists and bodywork professionals offering an all-in-one business management solution with tools for practice management, online scheduling, intake forms, email campaigns and more. Binary Studio redeveloped this platform from scratch.

 

Another project is FanAngel, a charity crowdfunding platform for sport enthusiasts. Binary Studio transformed FanAngel from its initial version into a stable and secure high-performance platform able to handle more than 3000 users per second.

7. Computools

Computools a full-service software, web and mobile development company that delivers technology solutions across a wide range of industries including gaming, fintech, retail, healthcare, education and more. Computools' projects range from single-purpose tasks for small businesses to complex, multi-platform systems for large corporate clients. One of technologies Computools use to deliver their clients’ projects is PHP.

Among PHP projects that Computools has in their portfolio, there is a video surveillance system and a sales platform. Video surveillance system is a federal project that aims to create a database of CCTV cameras to speed up the investigation of accidents.

The sales platform that Computools developed connects buyers and sellers allowing users to create promotions, assign them to particular category (food, clothing, family), and edit the perks and cash back.

8. Light IT

Light IT entered the software development market in 2009 as a PHP web development company. As of today they already have quite an extensive portfolio of PHP-based projects. Just to name a few, Trainer Workout, Anytime Watches, and Unomy.

 

Trainer Workout is a web-based personal training software aimed to bring together trainees, trainers and gym managers, and help them collaborate with each other in a more efficient and easier way. Anytime Watches is an ecommerce website that offers watches for sale from different manufacturers.

 

And Unomy is a B2B Sales & Marketing Intelligence tool that collects a huge amount of information about every online company from thousands of sources around the web and allows to its users and their businesses to easily track, monitor and understand their competitors, clients, partners, affiliates and prospects and all other groups of companies they interact with.