PHP is already popular, used in millions of domains, Source: NetCraft, supported by most ISPs and used by renowned Web companies like Yahoo ! The new version of PHP (version 6) aims to add to this success by introducing new features that make PHP more usable in some cases and more secure in others. As of PHP 6, XMLReader and XMLWriter have been part of the core of PHP, which makes it easier for u to work with XML in your PHP applications. So, don’t worry, PHP has very good future and it stays in the IT market for long time. PHP is very easy to learn compared to Java and .Net. PHP has all features of Java for web required. But I hope still it will have its simplicity to implement with other tools and languages.