Advantages of Kohana PHP Framework

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Advantages of Kohana PHP Framework

Kohana PHP Framework is a open source, object oriented MVC web development framework built using a PHP5. Kohana is licensed under BSD so you can use this open source framework by extending its features to develop your professional or personal website. Kohana is considered as a strong MVC framework after the Codeigniter. This framework was made by some group of developer so it must having the some features also which will overcome to other frameworks available so let’s come and learn about the advantage of using Kohana Framework.

Advantages of Kohana PHP Framework:

1. File System:

The most important feature of this framework is its cascading style HMVC (Hierarchical Model View Controller) which makes this framework easy to access and for its features. Because of this hierarchy way we can access or use the any properties, class methods, functions or even file we can at higher level.

2. Quick and easy development process:

The cascading style provide the easy and very effective way to access to the files because on single screen you will be able see all files like application, system, modules and config all files instead of going back again and again so it helps in fast development of the project.

3. Auto loading to classes:

In Kohana PHP Framework there is no any configuration that if you want to use the class then you have to create the class whenever it will be necessary in the project it will automatically call the class or means it will load the class. There are no namespace conflicts.

4. Scalability:

Since kohana follows the HMVC structure so it gives the seamless scalability to project so. If you want to make any big project of MVC based you might be considering the scalability as an important design concern. You split your project in modules so it will also handle the dependencies, so its easier to go with kohana. Since it is a simple and easy framework which includes all the latest web development features.

5. Exten(ding|tion):

Kohana’s cascading file system makes it very easy to extend existing, you can override everything on application or module level. Without making a load or include function or extending it.

6. Routing:

Kohana has an excellent routing feature with which we can manage different kind of urls, For a uri, it only search for the first matching rout and remaining it ignores. Routes can be defined in “bootstrap.php” which lies in application or in the module folder.

7. Exception handling:

Kohana is made with the exception handling feature which enables it for the debugging easier. Inbuilt support for the profiling the code enables it to write the code in effective way and debugging it.

8. Easy Configuration:

Kohana PHP Framework provides easy configuration options. Like other frameworks, we can also override configurations from a higher level. Config files are placed in config directory and it will return an array of key value pairs as in result.

9. Uses OOP concept (Strict PHP 5 OOP):

As we all know that using the oops concept in coding has great benefits so kohana also provide you using the OOPS concept in developing the project. It offers many benefits such as visibility protection, automatic class loading, overloading, interfaces, abstracts.

10. Kohana MongoDB Library:

Kohana PHP Framework has Mango Active Record like Library.

Disadvantages of Kohana PHP Framework :

1. Kohana documentation and Forum Community is very limited, so, geting the solutions, example source code on internet is little harder compare other frameworks.
2. Lacks of mature features which require enterprises development.


Kohana is a excellent MVC framework because it has great nice frameworks incorporated with it. It is more scalable more, light, and configuration is much more simpler than the other MVC frameworks. It requires lesser configuration, it has higher security so as per my knowledge using kohana is a great choice for your web development.

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