PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP code may be embedded into HTML code, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management system and web frameworks. The web server combines the results of the interpreted and executed PHP code, which may be any type of data, including images, with the generated web page. PHP code may also be executed with a command-line interface (CLI) and can be used to implement standalone graphical applications
CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code. CakePHP is a modern PHP 5.4+ framework with a flexible Database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system that makes building both small and complex systems a breeze.