Now more than ever, people, developers, and businesses alike consider PHP a dying language and that it might have no place in the IT/Dev World. However, PHP is one of the most popular programming languages still in use today. It is used by millions of websites, roughly around 80% of all websites, including some of the biggest names on the internet. PHP still dominates server-side web development whilst still being flexible and adaptable to a developers needs.
While PHP is a very powerful language, it can also be quite insecure if not used properly. In this article, we will discuss eight best practices for PHP security that will help keep your website safe from hackers and malicious users. We will also talk about application pen testing and how to use it to find vulnerabilities in your code.
How Is PHP Used Today? Is It Still Relevant?
As many programming languages over the years share the same tendency in declining, PHP just happens to be the exact opposite. Being that PHP is widely used for a vast majority of websites out there today, it is only fair to say that PHP is on a continuous rise. Amongst being one of the easiest programming languages to learn and use, it is also considered one of the best server-side languages to use due to it having the functionality of embedded HTML. Moreover, the development of PHP over the recent years, on top of it being open source (AKA Free!), has