Hire Dedicated PHP Developers

Finding the right talent is hard. Uplers makes it easy to hire the best PHP Developers remotely. We’ve sourced and pre-screened our candidates so that you can focus on what matters—your business. Our team of talent pool curators helps you hire, manage, and retain top talent for your project.
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Hire PHP Developers for the following high-quality services

Custom PHP Web Application

Custom PHP Web Application

Hire a PHP Programmer to create intuitive and robust custom PHP Web Application acclaimed for high-end value.

PHP Upgradations & Migrations

PHP Upgradations & Migrations

Hire a dedicated PHP Developer to begin integrating and upgrading your existing Python, .NET, or Nodejs app to PHP.

Full-stack PHP Development

Full-stack PHP Development

Our PHP Programmers hold expertise in building high-performance web applications with their knowledge in system infrastructure and web architecture.

CMS Development

CMS Development

Our offshore PHP Developers provide brilliant Ecommerce solutions & CMS development services to global tech giants spread across industries and verticals.

Ongoing Maintenance & Management

Ongoing Maintenance & Management

Whether it is migrating crucial data, resolving post-deployment queries or regular maintenance, our PHP coders provide you with go-to solutions.

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Eradicate the long and tedious process of sourcing candidates to find the right fit.


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Uplers saves you up to 40% on salary over local talent without compromising on quality.


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  1. Skills to look for while hiring PHP Developersblack arrow right

    When looking to hire PHP Developer, many people struggle with finding the right skills for their job. To help you find your perfect match and make a successful business decision we’ve picked out five core skill sets that are important.

    1. Open To Learning & Expanding Knowledge
    2. Expertise that goes beyond the basics
    3. Knowledge of other programming languages
    4. Easily adaptable to changes in PHP
    5. Ability to solve problems
    6. An excellent work ethic
  2. Questions to ask when interviewing a PHP Developerblack arrow right

    This server-side scripting language is the foundation for any developer. The PHP script is used by 78.9% of all the websites on the internet. So it’s almost mandatory for all developers to be familiar with the script.

    Top Skills to Assess when Hiring a PHP Developer

    PHP can never be used as a stand-alone language. It works in tandem with other languages on the client-side to form a functioning website.

    If you’re looking for full-stack PHP developers, test their grasp over Javascript, CSS, and HTML. This will allow developers to build both a functional and user-friendly website.

    As with any web developer, hire PHP programmers who are good at problem-solving. Quick and critical thinking will be vital to delivering projects on time.

    Hire dedicated PHP developers who have experience working with Ajax, jQuery, and MySQL. Being comfortable with databases like MySQL implies that the developer has well-rounded skills. This will certainly be an asset to your team.

    Lastly, the PHP developer has to have good communication skills. This is especially necessary if you’re looking for remote PHP developers for your team.

    On top of these skills, you should also test their technical knowledge before you hire a PHP developer. Here are the 5 top technical questions to ask them.

    Top 5 Technical Interview Questions when Hiring a PHP Developer
    • 1
      What is PEAR in PHP?

      Expect the following:

      Standing for the PHP Extension and Application Repository, PEAR is a library of open-source code for PHP developers. PEAR provides reusable components that make development easier. PEAR is one of the fundamentals of PHP. If a PHP developer isn’t aware of PEAR, you can expect them to take excessive time to finish a project.

    • 2
      What is the OOPs concept and what are its Principles in PHP?

      The following answer would be ideals:

      OOP is a programming approach where there’s an emphasis on data and its associated functions. With the rising importance of data, OOP is becoming an essential concept.

      In PHP, OOPs help to make the code easier to maintain and modify. PHP has six OOP concepts – Class, Objects, Inheritance, Interface, Abstraction, and Magic Methods.

    • 3
      What is a closure in PHP? Why is it used?

      Also known as an anonymous function, a closure is a function that can be created without a specific name. Closure gives you access to an outer function’s limit from an inner function.

      The closure function was introduced in PHP 5.3 and is most widely used for the callback function. It is especially useful when accessing higher-order functions.

    • 4
      What are the differences between $message and $$message?

      Expect the following answer:

      $message is a regular variable whereas $$message is a reference variable. $message stores a fixed data value and has a fixed name. However, the $$message stores data about the variable. So the $$message changes when the variable does.

    • 5
      What are the rules for naming variables in PHP?

      These are 5 rules for naming variables in PHP.

      • All variables start with the ‘$’ symbol followed by the name.
      • The variable name must start with the ‘_’ symbol or a letter
      • The name cannot have spaces
      • Variable names can only contain alphanumeric values or an underscore. No other characters may be used.
      • Variable names are case sensitive

    Since variables are what store data in a program, this is a fundamental concept you should look for when hiring a dedicated PHP programmer.

    But beyond technical PHP prowess, you should hire PHP web developers who also have good problem-solving skills. Coding doesn't have to be their forte. But if they’re able to showcase a presence of mind, you shouldn’t discount that PHP web developer.

    Top 5 Exploratory Interview Questions when Hiring a PHP Developer

    A key factor to understand here is that there are no right or wrong answers. These questions are asked merely to understand what the PHP developer is as a person.

    • 1
      What was the most challenging problem you faced when developing a PHP code and how did you solve it?

      This is a roundabout way of asking what their least favorite part of PHP web development is. By this, you can gauge what the candidate believes is their weakness.

      The answer to how they overcame the challenge will reveal to you their way of working. See what resource they consulted for help, or if they gave up and passed on the challenge to someone else.

    • 2
      What is the largest application you’ve ever worked on? Explain some of the key concepts of it.

      The answer to this question will tell you the extent of skill the potential PHP web developer hire has. The concepts of the application will show you the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.

      And the confidence they show in the answer will also reveal how big of a part the candidate had in developing that program.

    • 3
      Is there a programming language that you wish you’d learned?

      If they say yes, your follow-up question should be if they’ve made any efforts to learn the language. If they have started learning other programming languages, you can tell that the candidate is adaptable and resourceful.

      If they say no, then that may reveal that the potential hire has no interests besides PHP. This, in itself, would be a problem as just knowing PHP isn’t sufficient.

    • 4
      Is PHP web development your long-term goal?

      Their answer to this question will tell you what the candidate’s long-term goals are. It’s okay if it’s just in PHP development. But you should follow up by asking how they plan to improve their skills in PHP web development.

      You don’t want to hire PHP developers who indicate that they’re going to be stagnant employees.

    • 5
      Apart from PHP, what would you say you’re best at?

      The answer to this doesn’t have to be about web development. But if they do talk about other programming languages they’re good at, then you can gauge their technical skills beyond PHP.

      But if they talk about extra-curricular activities, then you’ll be able to tell what the candidate is like outside of the office. This information would open up information about the temperament of the candidate.

      These questions will help you get a well-rounded opinion about the candidate. Go through this list to hire top PHP developers.

  3. How to shortlist PHP Development Professionalsblack arrow right

    As you’re browsing available candidates, a shortlist of PHP coders is a great way to narrow down your options for finding the right talent. You may want to screen profiles on criteria such as:

    A good fit with technology.

    Hire PHP Programmer who is familiar with the libraries and frameworks found in your technology stack.

    Workflow of the developer.

    It would be advantageous for the developer to be familiar with any project management tools, test suites, or version control systems you use.


    Look for glowing testimonials or potential red flags in the reviews of past clients to get an idea of how a particular PHP developer works.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PHP developer?

PHP developers develop programs, applications, and web sites using the dynamic scripting language PHP. PHP is known for web development and business applications. PHP Developers, in the true sense, are a specialized subset of the ‘Developer’ position, depending on their job description.

PHP is ubiquitous in website development, and PHP Developers usually work behind the scenes or create UIs.

How to Hire Top PHP Developers?

Fill your vacant PHP developer positions with help from our Talent Acquisition experts that curate a pool of pre-vetted PHP coders so that you land on the right candidate quickly and hassle-free.

Why hire dedicated PHP developers?

When looking for a PHP developer you gain an advantage if you hire a dedicated PHP developer as you’d get complete control over the development cycle when you hire a dedicated person for the job.

How much does it cost to hire a PHP developer?

The full-time hiring of a PHP developer from us starts from $1500 a month which is subjective to the skill set and experience of the candidate.

How to select the best company to hire dedicated PHP programmer?

There are a large number of individual PHP developers and staffing agencies who are willing to provide services. However, you need to look for the one that brings you maximum advantages.

With Uplers and its intent to build a long-term association between the client & the talent, we ensure satisfaction from both sides to achieve this goal.

Will the PHP Developers work according to my timezone preference?

You have the freedom and control to manage the PHP coders according to your time zone, culture, processes and work priorities.

Why hire dedicated PHP programmers from an agency, not freelancers?

Uplers’ pool of top PHP Developers undergo an aggressive vetting process and we pay our developers 1.5x of local pay to ensure better retention and high quality. Moreover, we also go an extra mile by taking care of the administrative tasks.

Is there any maintenance and support provided by you?

Yes, Uplers helps tackle your business needs head-on and gives you freedom from pre/post-hiring responsibilities.