There are many reasons to use PHP for server side programming, firstly it is a free language with no licensing fees so the cost of using it is minimal.
A good benefit of using PHP is that it can interact with many different database languages including MySQL. PHP also has very good online documentation with a good framework of functions in place. This makes the language relatively easy to learn and very well supported online.
A PHP developer works as part of a team in programming applications that are often web-based for clients. Key duties of this role include the writing of PHP scripts and coding to create or modify software and applications according to a clients needs. Other tasks also include troubleshooting any errors or issues relating to PHP programs and creating documentation for the same.
Work closely with the IT team in completing projects
Troubleshoot and fix any issues relating to PHP programs
Ensure smooth operations of web processes and infrastructure
Create scripts to facilitate client systems to meet performance and objectives
Test and develop software for client applications
Create documentation for software created
Utilize source debuggers and write or modify client software
Produce results effectively and within the deadlines set