What is Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
Phalcon is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Phalcon is an open source tool with 9.8K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Phalcon's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Phalcon?

31 companies reportedly use Phalcon in their tech stacks, including Sellsuki, Letras, and Hostaways.

132 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Phalcon.

Phalcon Integrations

Why developers like Phalcon?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Phalcon
Phalcon Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Phalcon in their tech stack.


Redesigned the Zephir documentation website. This included converting all the documentation to markdown in its own repository. We connected the documentation to Crowdin for our translations/localization service. Our repositories are all on GitHub .

A new application was created to handle the website. The application was developed using nanobox.io locally, with Phalcon and PhpStorm as the editor. We also integrated with Algolia for our search using their docsearch service.

The stack was deployed to our servers and is now live!

Phalcon Zephir #Documentation

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Phalcon Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Phalcon?
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Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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Phalcon's Stats

Phalcon's Followers
149 developers follow Phalcon to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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