What is MVC PHP?

We often get asked by our clients “What is MVC PHP?” as much as we love chatting with partner agencies on a daily basis, we thought it would best to give a brief overview of MVC on our blog. Please see below… Do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or need more info!

Model View Controller is a form of software architecture used in software engineering. The basic principle of MVC is that the data presentation should be kept separate from the logic.

MVC separates the application into:

  • The model: This is the component that communicates with the database instructing it to manipulate data input. It is a conduit between the view and the controller. Once the information is passed to the view or controller, it is no longer relevant to the model


  • The view: The view is responsible for user interaction. The user’s requests and reactions are transferred to the controller which responds accordingly. For instance, when a user clicks on a link, the action is triggered in the controller.


  • The controller: The controller processes data input by the user. Without user interaction, the controller cannot carry out any action.


Seen through PHP, a scripting language, MVC has proven to be quite powerful and scalable. Respected frameworks such as Ruby on Rails and Zend Framework apply its principles. Some of the obvious benefits of using MVC include a simple layout and code presentation, and easy application maintenance.

The disadvantages of MVC includes causing spaghetti code with increased code base and limited separation (only 3 parts). Although it has the potential for scalability, it is still in the faltering stages with bigger applications.

How does it work?

Your end user interacts with the application through the view using a link or a form. The controller then handles the input from the user and transfers the information to the model. Once the information is received, the model adds the data to database. The view responds by displaying the newly entered data while awaiting new information from the user.


Why use MVC PHP in Web Development


  • The MVC PHP framework comes with an inbuilt robust function including abridging tough tasks, quick results and simplified code.


  • PHP utilises MySQL for its database requirements which is crucial for saving and processing data efficiently.


  • MVC helps you tier and separate your code. This makes it easier to manipulate, maintain, and change the code or template of one component without interfering with another.


  • The MVC PHP framework helps you build small and medium applications efficiently without developing everything from scratch.


This framework is a great way to produce clean and fast code. While not all frameworks include these advantages, the MVC PHP comes with many benefits including the convention over configuration paradigm.

This paradigm reduces the developer’s workload allowing the framework to utilise all the in-bulilt elements. The web developer is tasked with dealing with emergencies and serious issues that need attention.

Codeias can help you choose the MVC framework that works most efficiently for you

There are a variety of MVC frameworks available, however few contain all the features. If you are in search of a web development company that provides expert solutions for your MVC framework, reach out to us today.

With years of experience in web development, chances are we know exactly what you need to optimise the efficiency of your next client project.

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