The prominent advantage of being a certain online tool user is that you can be more flexible since you can work from anywhere using web browser without having to install any additional app first. For PHP programmers, you can take advantage of online PHP editor if you want to be flexible too.
Imagine this case. As a PHP programmer, you need to fix a problem of a certain project. Sadly, you are not working with a computer you usually use in your daily basis while, in other hand, the computer you are currently using has no web server installed. This how an online PHP editor can be your savior.
Most online PHP editors available today have had a kind of built-in web server to enable you directly run your code. Here are those online PHP editors.
1. Write php online
The first online PHP editor you can try is write php online. It is a simple editor but useful enough if you need an on online editor. Its interface is clean enough. You can run your code directly with this editor but you need to a bit careful since the run button is placed right next to a text ads.
PhpFiddle also has a simple interface as write php online. The different is, this editor has more features. You are allowed to download the PHP code you wrote. PhpFiddle itself is basically an in-browser IDE for PHP so it’s unsurprising that this editor has more features. You can use this online PHP editor without an account but, to get the most out of it you may better consider creating an account to enjoy all of the offered features. Unlike write php online, you don’t have to deal with ads during using this editor.
3. PHP Sandbox
PHP Sandbox is also a simple online PHP editor which you can use without creating an account. It’s just, you have to deal with ads. Don’t worry, the ads placements on this website are not too annoying. You can keep write your code comfortably enough. The appeal part of PHP Sandbox is that you can run your code in several versions of PHP from version 4.4.9 to version 7.1.0. There is also an option to save your code.
PHPTESTER also allows you to write and test PHP code without having to create an account although, as the consequence, you have to familiarize yourself with ads. This editor comes with a dual-panel interface. You can use the left panel to write your PHP code. At the top side of your editor there is a test button to run your code. Before clicking that button you can select on what PHP version you want to test your code. There are three 3 PHP versions offered by this editor, version 5.5, 5,6 and 7.0.
Well, CodePad isn’t designed specifically as a PHP editor. There are also other programming languages you can write with this editor including Java, Python to C. To start writing PHP, you can select from the selector that is located at the bottom-left beneath the editor. By default, you are given a dark theme but you can switch to the light one if you want.
CodePad allows you to invite other programmers to join your code via email or a link provided by it. CodePad itself comes with a dual-panel interface just like PHPTESTER.
6. Online PHP Debugger
Same as CodePad, Online PHP Debugger also comes with a dark interface by default but, this online PHP editor has more theme options so you can select the one that is truly suit your taste to provide a more comfortable feeling during coding. Online PHP Debugger is also completely free editor with no account required. You can also select several versions of PHP to ensure your code runs well on all versions of PHP. Just be careful before clicking the test button since it’s located right beneath the text ads (similar to write php online).
Ideone is a quite similar to CodePad, which is not developed specifically for PHP. There are also other programming languages such as Python, Java, C, Pascal to Perl which you can write with this editor. Same as CodePad, to start writing PHP with Ideone you can select from the selector that is located at the bottom-left beneath the editor. Ideone is also completely free to use. The only problem is that you will probably a bit disturbed by its ads placement which is placed inside the editor. Ideone also allows you to save your code.
Another simple online PHP editor. 3V4L comes with a very simple interface. If you love something simple then 3V4L is nice option for you. The good thing about this editor is that you won’t see any ads at all. To run your code, simply click the blue button beneath the editor. The output of your code will be displayed in different PHP versions from 5.6.0 to 7.2.0.
Jdoodle has some similarities to CodePad in terms of functionalities. Apart from PHP, this online editor can also be used to write other programming languages. Other similarity, you can also add collaborators via email or a link provided by Jdoodle. The PHP version used by this editor is version 5.6.16. Jdoodle also allows you save the code you are writing but, you need to create an account and login with it before saving a code.