Many developers say I don't like PHP. The first thing is most of them never used PHP and they should try and think from a business point of view(If you are planning to do a startup or seeking promotion in companies). I Like PHP and I use PHP in some of my Projects. According to Wappalyzer PHP is used by 4,808,000 websites.
Here I am giving 5 Reasons to use PHP and Learn PHP.
1.Used by Big Companies (Tesla use PHP)
PHP is used by many reputed companies and new startups. Here is the proof that tesla uses PHP.
Here is the list of companies who do have some websites and products are made using PHP:
PHP is purely made for web development. Using PHP we can develop our application fast so it saves a lot of time and money. That's why it's still used by top companies and new innovative startups. If you have to build API base application I would recommend using Lumen to build your APIs in few hours.
3. Easy to Learn
PHP is very easy to learn like python. If you are new to web development you should start with PHP because you can learn fast and will know most of the web development concepts. After learning PHP with the MVC framework(I recommend Laravel) You can learn any web development technologies and frameworks.
4.Best Content Management Sytems
The world's best Content Management Systems(CMS) are built using PHP. Here is the list of CMS which are built using PHP.
Using CMS you can make your website live in few hours and start your blog or can build a website for your product description or can start your eCommerce business.
5. Good Resources and Easy to Launch
There are many best resources and a big community is available to learn PHP and solve your PHP issues.
And you can upload your website on any hosting service and make it live in few minutes. Best Website Hosting services like GoDaddy, Digital Ocean, Hostinger provides a good environment to set up a PHP website so you can make it live in a few clicks or commands.