Image File Formats
SSL Certificate Authorities
Traffic Analysis Tools
Top Level Domains
Technologies > Server-side Languages > PHP > Reports Overview > Market Report
PHP Market Report
Get all the information about PHP in an extensive report.Order here
How well do you know your market? Find out who your most promising prospects are, and how they look like. Discover in which parts of the market your competition thrives.
Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of PHP as server-side programming language on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 210 pages covering this information:
- Server-side Programming Languages Industry Reports
- Usage Report
How popular is each of the server-side programming languages? Shows percentages of usage for all 20 server-side programming languages that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
- Historical Trend Report
How did the popularity of the server-side programming languages change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for all server-side programming languages since January 2011.
- Growth Rate Report
Which are the fastest growing server-side programming languages? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all server-side programming languages both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
- New Site Usage Report
How popular is each of the server-side programming languages among new sites? Shows percentages of usage for all server-side programming languages among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
- Top Site Usage Report
Which server-side programming languages are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each server-side programming language the share of top sites amongst all the sites that use that specific server-side programming language.
- PHP Reports
- Historical Trend Report
How did the popularity of PHP change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for PHP since May 2010.
- Version Usage Report
Which are the most popular versions of PHP? Shows the distribution of PHP versions.
- Cummulative Version Distribution Report
Which percentage of sites use a newer version of PHP than some specific version? Shows the cummulative distribution of PHP versions.
- Historical Version Trend Report
How did the distribution of various versions of PHP change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends in the usage of PHP versions.
- Change Report
Which percentage of sites switched from another server-side programming language to PHP and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between PHP and other server-side programming languages. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
- Ranking Breakdown Report
Is the popularity of PHP higher amongst high traffic sites? Shows usage of PHP broken down by popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is amongst the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites. Also shows the popularity rank of PHP amongst all server-side programming languages in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
- Market Position Report
Where in the market diagram lies PHP? Shows the market position of PHP in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites, compared to the most popular server-side programming languages.
- Multiple Server-side Programming Languages Usage Report
How frequently are other server-side programming languages used together with PHP, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of PHP together with other server-side programming languages (if any). We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
Cross-Technologies Breakdown and Segmentation Reports
In which markets is PHP particularily strong and which one is the most popular competing technology in each market? A set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage of PHP on any top level domain compared to its usage on all websites and the most popular competing technology on each top level domain. Also shows the rank of PHP amongst all server-side programming languages for each top level domain, compared to its overall rank. Furthermore, this includes the ranking and percentages of all top level domains amongst all the sites that use PHP.
These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of PHP broken down by
- Content Management Systems
- Client-side Programming Languages
- Markup Languages
- Character Encodings
- Image File Formats
- Site Elements
- SSL Certificate Authorities
- Social Widgets
- Traffic Analysis Tools
- Advertising Networks
- Tag Managers
- Web Servers
- Operating Systems
- Web Hosting Providers
- Reverse Proxy Services
- Top Level Domains
- Server Locations
- Content Languages
- Geographical Distribution Report
How popular is PHP in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of PHP by country.
- List of the 300 most popular sites using PHP including their usage of other server-side programming languages (if any).
- List of up to 300 popular sites that started using PHP in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the server-side programming languages they were using before (if any).
- List of up to 300 popular sites that discontinued using PHP in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the server-side programming languages they are using now (if any).
Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.
Table of Content
This is a preview of the current report's table of content.
|3. Server-side Programming Languages, Industry Overviews|| ||6|
|4. PHP, Technology Market Reports|| ||14|
|4.1. Historical Trends|| ||14|
|4.2.2. Cumulative Distribution|| ||24|
|4.2.3. Historical Monthly Trends|| ||31|
|4.2.4. Historical Yearly Trends|| ||34|
|4.4. Ranking Breakdown|| ||39|
|4.6. Multiple Server-side Programming Languages Usage|| ||41|
|4.7. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports|| ||43|
|4.7.1. Content Management Systems|| ||43|
|4.7.2. Client-side Programming Languages|| ||62|
|4.7.4. Markup Languages|| ||67|
|4.7.5. Character Encodings|| ||69|
|4.7.6. Image File Formats|| ||73|
|4.7.8. SSL Certificate Authorities|| ||77|
|4.7.11. Traffic Analysis Tools|| ||87|
|4.7.12. Advertising Networks|| ||95|
|4.7.15. Operating Systems|| ||109|
|4.7.16. Web Hosting Providers|| ||111|
|4.7.17. Reverse Proxy Services|| ||140|
|4.7.18. Top Level Domains|| ||142|
|4.7.19. Server Locations|| ||178|
|4.7.20. Content Languages|| ||191|
|4.8. Geographical Distribution|| ||199|
|4.9. Popular Sites using PHP|| ||200|
|4.10. Sites using PHP only recently|| ||206|
|4.11. Sites that recently stopped using PHP|| ||212|
Purchasing this report entitles you to use the information within your organization and in direct non-public communication with your business partners. The data may not be published or sold to third parties.
If you want to order this report, please proceed to the order form.
|This is what people say about our web technology market reports:|
"Your WordPress report gave me an awesome overview of WP market share. This helps me to put together some awesome content pieces for people to read."Robert Mening, Web Developer, Hosting Facts
"This report is awesome. Thank you so much."Pete Davies, Premium Services Lead, WordPress.com
"Your WordPress market report provided valuable insights into our potential customer base, which we will put into use for our product development."Dev, Editor, DesignBombs
"Your report is extremely valuable. I love everything you guys have put in there."Richard D. Worth, Board Member, jQuery Foundation
"W3Techs is my go-to source for web tracking data, and is highly reputable in the CMS space. Many analyses that I have conducted would have been difficult or impossible to do without W3Tech’s data."Kevan Yalowitz, Senior Manager, Accenture
"The reports W3Techs have been doing are extremely interesting and thought provoking. At Nginx we've been tracking them already for a while, to the level where we consider these reports to be one of our essential market research instruments. W3Techs did it in a new interesting way and we're looking forward to work with these tools."Andrew Alexeev, Co-Founder, Nginx Inc.
"Thanks to the awesome guys at W3Techs we've now got a much better picture of how and why people are using cdnjs. You guys rock!"Ryan Kirkman, Co-Founder, CDNJS
"Your report is very useful. It gave our development team some ideas on how to direct product evolutions."Matthieu Aubry, Lead Developer, Piwik