Build PHP based custom applications quickly and with confidence
April 20, 2019

Build PHP based custom applications quickly and with confidence

Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Laravel PHP Framework

We use Laravel for a variety of custom web applications that we have built for both large and small customers. It gives us the flexibility to handle our customer needs but also gives us a strong structure to make sure we are building things consistently and correctly across our web stack. The blade templating engine is a big help for our front end developers to build things fast and effectively.


  • Front end templating through Blade.
  • Leveraging Artisan/Eloquent for database migrations/ORM needs.
  • Keeping up to date with PHP framework changes.
  • Documentation/how to videos.


  • Performance issues are sometimes difficult to track down.
  • Faster build time for custom applications.
  • The stronger code base for code that is built.
  • Easier data scaffolding and migrations.
  • .NET
Both frameworks, by in large, serve the same needs and are only dependent upon the platform that will be supported. However, I find .Net to be a bit more robust when it comes to data security needs (encryption, management, etc.) compared to Laravel and that may be a deciding factor when building an application.
Laravel is a great framework if you need to build a custom web application/site and you want to build upon a LAMP stack or use PHP as a base. Laravel is less suited for some standardized application uses, such as a CMS or a shopping cart, since there are dedicated products that do a better job and require less effort.


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