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PHP The Preferred Open Source in eGovernance

Published: Oct 12, 2015  |   | 

PHP for eGovernance
Around the world eGovernanceis being looked at one of the best ways for the government to reach out to its citizens. The fact that it benefits the rich and the poor alike is making it the most powerful way of delivering several schemes and benefits in what is known as ‘last mile delivery’. In developing countries that face numerous problems vis-à-vis poor infrastructure, unemployment, crime and corruption it is being used as the perfect strategy of delivering governance and tackling with these problems. With so much riding on it, the tools and technologies used in eGovernance need to be robust and scalable. This is where governments across the world have opted for PHP as the technology for implementation of eGovernance. PHP has many advantages and here we shall take a look at some of these.

Open Source

It is an open source community based platform and hence allows complete customization depending on the needs of the users. There is no input cost other than the cost of development making it easy to deploy. This also allows governments to create custom information and delivery models that have been tailored to meet their objectives.

Large Scale Delivery

When we talk about eGovernance in large developing countries we are talking about services to millions of people. Thousands of people would access the solutions at any given point of time. PHP has the ability to make large scale delivery. Information updated is reflected in real time and user feedback can also be collected simultaneously.

Platform Independent

The fact that PHP powered websites and web applications can be developed and run on all major operating systems like Linux, UNIX, Mac OS and Windows makes it the go to tool for eGovernance development. It doesn’t lock you into any particular operating system and hence it is highly extensible.

It Is Fast

In developing countries with poor IT infrastructure and slow Internet speeds, delivering governance digitally is always a challenge. Many tools and applications aren’t able reach out to the users due to these factors. This is where PHP emerges as a winner as it is extremely fast and brings down the workload of the servers as well as the loading time at the user’s end.


One of the key concerns with eGovernance solutions is security. Since personal information of the citizen community is collected, security of data is top priority for the government agencies. PHP has multiple security layers that thwartsattempt of unauthorized access of the data

Database Support

At every stage of eGovernance, tons of data is collected which is stored in secure databases. The fact that PHP supports all major database including MySQL, dBase, FrontBase, IBM DB2, InterBase, ODBC, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc. makes it the perfect delivery tool. If you are looking for a PHP development company that offers eGovernance solutions, we at Semaphore Software would be able to create robust solutions that offerservices to the citizens with a seamless experience. To know more about our eGovernance solutions and discuss the many possibilities get in touch with us at info@semaphore-software.com