About a year ago I started to use the Kohana framework to build websites where PHP was the preferred language. I’ve used many PHP frameworks in the past, from Fusebox, CakePHP and my own home brewed framework that I called Fraction. For me Kohana has proved to be far superior to all of those.
Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. It aims to be secure, lightweight, and easy to use.
Although Kohana was originally forked from Code Igniter it has been rewritten from the ground up since for — amongst other things — strict PHP5 compatibility.
Despite being a solid framework that provides great performance, with an awesome community Kohana’s popularity still lags behind the other PHP frameworks. So I thought I’d put together a little showcase of sites built with Kohana to show what can be done with this excellent framework.
And of course I can’t leave of my personal website, which I recently rebuilt with Kohana.