From: Fiona Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: PHP: most popular server-side Web scripting technology
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 23:19:39 -0700
PHP Overtakes Microsoft's ASP as Web's #1 Server-side Scripting Language
Enterprises Embrace Open-Source Technology for Dynamic Web Sites As
Major Business Benefits Drive PHP's Explosive Growth
Ramat Gan, Israel, June 4, 2002 - Zend Technologies Ltd., the
creators of PHP 4, and the Zend Engine, on which all PHP sites are
run, today announced that as of April 2002, PHP, the open-source
software phenomenon, has surpassed Microsoft's ASP as the most
popular server-side Web scripting technology on the Internet.
According to a Netcraft survey published in April 2002, PHP is now
being used by over 24% of the sites on the Internet. Of the 37.6
million web sites reported worldwide
(http://www.netcraft.com/Survey/index-200204.html), PHP is running on
over 9 million sites and continues to grow at an explosive rate. Over
the past two years PHP has averaged a 6.5% monthly growth rate.
PHP, a recursive acronym for "Hypertext Preprocessor", is an
open-source server-side scripting language designed for creating
robust and reliable dynamic Web pages for e-commerce and other
mission critical Web applications.
PHP's early growth can be attributed to its open-source roots as a
free Web scripting technology that came bundled with the popular LAMP
(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) open-source quartet. Its new rapidly
growing enterprise adoption for vital Web applications is now a
direct result of PHP's three key advantages over competing
1. Designed for the Web - PHP has built-in features to handle heavily
trafficked sites and to simplify common Web programming tasks.
2. Ease of Use - Companies gain enhanced productivity of development
teams and significantly reduced time-to-market of mission critical
3. Open Source - Collaborative development leads to rapid technology
advancement, superior code quality, a massive library of prewritten
code, and comprehensive developer support and documentation.
Surge in Enterprise PHP Adoption
Since the latest major release of PHP (PHP 4) in June of 2000, a
rapidly growing number of enterprises worldwide have discovered the
technological and business advantages of PHP. Prominent corporations
using PHP today include Cisco, Worldcom, NTT DoCoMo, CMG, Vodafone,
Motorola, Siemens, Ericsson, CBS, Unilever, Philips, BMC, NTT, Air
Canada, JAL, Lufthansa, OnVista, Lycos Europe and Deutsche Bank.
Joshua Starr, Sr. Developer and Directory Architect at Worldcom said,
"PHP allows us to create and maintain our next-generation LDAP
Directory infrastructure very efficiently. Our ability to develop and
deploy PHP applications rapidly in a diverse environment is the key
to our success."
"Lycos Europe's service offerings such as Lycos Signup and Lycos
Tripod are fully written in PHP. We chose PHP because of it's
reliability, superior run-time performance, efficient database
access, native Apache integration and because it was very easy to
learn and use." said Heiko Holzheuer, Sr. Software Engineer.
"We're extremely proud of PHP's meteoric rise to mainstream web
development and our role in ensuring its commercial viability and
mission critical impact in the enterprise. PHP has changed the
Internet landscape by making cost-effective, rapid development of
robust, high performance web applications and dynamic web sites a
reality for small and large corporations worldwide." said Doron
Gerstel, Zend co-founder and CEO. "We've seen demand for our PHP
development, deployment and optimization products surge, especially
with enterprise customers, as companies realize PHP's performance
benefits and substantial impact on there IT bottom-line."
About Zend Technologies Ltd.
Zend Technologies, a leading Web infrastructure software company, is
the internationally recognized authority in PHP. Zend's founders are
the creators of PHP 4 and the Zend Engine, on which PHP sites are
run. The company builds the premiere PHP development, deployment and
optimization software for the rapidly growing market of PHP
developers. The company also continues to be an active leader in the
PHP and open source communities, and plays a central role in the
explosive growth of PHP, which is now being used in over 9 million
Web sites worldwide. Founded in 1999, Zend Technologies is a
privately held, venture-backed firm, with management, marketing and
R&D headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel.
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