Free PHP Tools & Utilities
Performance Suite for PHP :
Performance accelerator for PHP, with content-caching, compression and
compiled-code caching. [Commercial]
SafeGuard Suite for PHP :
Protects and licenses PHP applications for secure deployment without
exposing the source code or fear of piracy. [Commercial]
Integrated Development Environment for PHP. Versions for linux, Mac
and Windows. [Commercial]
- ionCube PHP Accelerator
A PHP extension to the PHP Zend engine that accelerates compilation
and execution of scripts. Works particularly well with the Smarty templating
- Maguma Workbench :
A complete IDE for the development of PHP scripts.
- PHP4HS (PHP Development
Extensions for HomeSite) :
The spot for people using HomeSite for PHP or ASP development to find
help and to exchange add-on extensions, resources, help, links, tips,
requests and articles.
- Turck MMCache
A PHP accelerator, optimizer, encoder and dynamic content cache for
PHP. [Open source, GPL]
- PHPEdit :
A full featured PHP IDE for Windows. It has code insight, code completion,
syntax-highlighting, integrated debugger, code browser, keyboard templates.
[Open source, PHPEdit licence]
- PhpED IDE :
An integrated development environment (IDE) for PHP for Windows and
Linux. It supports PHP software development on all stages including
coding, debugging, profiling and publishing. By NuSphere. [Commercial]
- EasyPHP :
A software package for Windows includes an Apache server, a MySQL database,
a fully PHP execution, as well as some PHP development tools.
- WizzyWeb :
Web-based application development tool. Self-contained, ODBC compliant
(tab delimited) database applications can be created completely online.
Custom front-end HTML data entry forms, reports and supporting back-end
code are automatically generated to be saved locally and FTP'd for instant
- DzSoft PHP Editor :
A functional php editor with tiny web server build-in.
- PHPEclipse :
A PHP IDE built as an Eclipse plugin. It takes advantage of a well-designed,
robust and widely used application framework. [Open source,
Common Public License]
- PHP Debugger :
A tool that allows you to execute php script in step-by-step manner,
and trace down errors.
- TruStudio :
A cross-platform, multi-language Integrated Development Environment
for PHP and Python built on top of Eclipse Platform.
- Apache Friends
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache Distribution for Linux and Windows.
The package includes the Apache web server, MySQL, SQLite, PHP, Perl,
a FTP-Server and phpMyAdmin.
- Simple Test for
PHP unit tester and mock objects framework. [Open source, Open
Group Test Suite License]
- FoxServ :
An Apache, mySQL, PHP installer package for Windows. It support user
defined configuration during installation, PHP as a module, PEAR, and
the Zend Optimizer.
X - PHP Config :
Front end to the php.ini file. Includes graphical components for the
standard PHP configuration options, plus the ability to add in 'other'
configuration directives, such as for the zend optimizer. Windows only.
- PhpJet :
A PHP accelerator engine, supports php byte-code optimization, content-caching
and compiled-code caching. [Commercial]
- PHP Expert Editor
An easy-to-use PHP IDE for Windows. Has an internal HTTP-server and
Debugger to run, test and debug PHP scripts. [Shareware]
- TemplateTamer :
A web application development tool for creating and maintaining a template
based dynamic PHP web applications, with clearly separated code from
the html design.
PHP Editors :
Fairly comprehensive directory of editors that support PHP. Includes
name, platforms, licence, homepage and comments, including user comments,
for each editor listed.
- MySQL PHP Code Generator
Generate all the PHP scripts need to manage in PHP data from MySQL database.
By Web Database Software.
- Dev-PHP :
A full-featured Integrated Development Environment for PHP on Windows.
It's fast, powerful and has a user-friendly interfase. It has many cool
features, like Function browsing and full integration with the PHP parser
and the PHP-GTK library. [Open source, GPL]
for PHP :
A Windows tool help create a search engine for website. It crawl a web
site, indexing all the pages that it finds. It will then create PHP
script files and XML file database.[Commercial]
- Top PHP Studio :
An editor which is designed for PHP programming language. Top PHP Studio
has internal HTTP-server and internal browser to test PHP scripts. [Shareware]
- phpCodeGenie Code Generator
A code generator for database driven applications. PCG can generate
entire working basic database driven applications from different databases.
- QaDRAM :
a Delphi-like RAD tool for PHP.
- e-Business Software & Solutions :
Home of e-novative WAMP, an automated installer for Apache, PHP, MySql
and phpMyAdmin on Windows. Free download.
- WAMP5 :
WAMP5 installs Apache, PHP5 and MySQL on Windows plateform. It comes
with a service manager as an icon tray and lots of options.
- Gubed :
A PHP debugger for stepping through code, breakint at errors and breakpoints.
[Open source, GPL]
A PHP editor built on top of Visual Studio .Net 2003.
- PHP Coder :
An Integrated Development Environment for PHP. A freeware tool for PHP
programmers, more than just an editor. [Window9x/NT]
An server model for Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, allowing PHP generation
using the same techniques as when developing ASP/JSP/ColdFusion. [Open
- Javuh :
An organized distribution of PHP classes, including the Psychoo site
modeling system, Internet protocols, database abstraction.
- PHPREP :
Project provides a php extension that allows to use lisp (as provided
by librep) in PHP scripts. [Open source, GPL]
- TurboPHP :
A Windows program which uses an extendable Delphi or VB-like component
model for PHP-based web programming.
- PSD :
A visual frontend for debugging PHP. It runs on Win98SE and newer and
can be used remotely. [Freeware]
- PhormGen :
Builds a completely functional PHP add/edit/delete script based on the
MySQL table definition. [Shareware, also online demo]
- Web-based PHP Class
A very basic PHP class builder to generate class templates useful for
object-oriented programming in PHP.
- Lucid PHP Script Installer
A Windows program that acts as an Installer for the PHP scripts. The
GUI is very like the standard windows installers. After uploading it
can CHMOD any files and run MySql statements to complete the installation.
- PHPTriad :
A Windows installer for an Apache/PHP/MySQL/Perl environment.
- PHP Expert
A tool for writing, editing, and debugging PHP scripts and HTML pages.
It has internal browser, Debugger, Code Explorer, File Explorer, a built-in
FTP client, Project Explorer, customizable Code Templates. [Shareware]
- Advanced Web Forms - PHP
development tools :
Allows the use of a PHP/HTML form to produce basic HTML invoices.
- UMA :
A PHP user management and authentication system. Utilizes a MySQL database,
object-oriented design. Formerly known as Rampart. [Open source,
Development Kit for PHP :
Collection free PHP development tools from other companies. Homepage
and download links for each product. Selling CD version of collection.
Free PHP Source Code Formatters
- Beautify PHP :
Tool reformats PHP source code to make the script more readable and
easier to understand.
Tools to prettyprint PHP and make it more readable, or to obfuscate
the source and make it difficult to reverse-engineer. [Commercial]
- PHP Code Beautifier
An online tool to beautify PHP code that is submitted via input form
or file upload, applying most of the PEAR standard requirements to it.