Best youtube channels to learn PHP for beginners

There are many ways to learn PHP, such as reading blogs and articles, taking an online course or test. All of these are great options to learn a new language, depending on what you need and prefer. One of my favorite options is watching youtube tutorials. There you get an easy and clear overview depending on what level you’re looking for. Below I’ve listed five youtube channels presenting PHP for beginners. Hopefully, you’ll be able to learn a thing or two from these cool guys!

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. The language got a big update, PHP 7, which was released 2015. Even though there’s a new update of the language, these youtube tutorials listed below are still good and relevant for learning PHP since the language hasn’t changed much in the latest years.



Thjis Ferin – PHP 7

If you want to learn more about the new update Thjis Ferin has made a short and easy overview about PHP 7, which features and new functions it will have.



With almost 182,000 subscribers Codecourse is one of the biggest youtube channels for coding. In this PHP youtube playlist, you’ll get a step-by-step introduction in how to learn PHP. The first file starting with how to create your first PHP file and then it guides you through an introduction in the language with different and clear steps.


Minh Chu

Kevin Skoglund has created a playlist with 131 videos where he’s step-by-step going through the different steps of how to master PHP. It’s really easy to navigate through the different steps by the breakdown he has created.


Derek Banas

Derek Banas has over 370,000 subscribers on his youtube channel. Sounds pretty impressive to me. We’ve already mentioned him before in our blog post “Best youtube channels to learn PHP for beginners” He’s got videos about literally everything. He describes his youtube channel as “I make tutorials based on your requests. I will cover any topic you can imagine” such as cooking “how to make bagels” to “PHP programming” which is where this post was heading to.I’ve mentioned their youtube channel in my article “Best youtube channels to learn Javascript for beginners”Take a look below and see how this guy can get you into the world of PHP in 36 minutes:


The New Boston

With almost over 1,100 000 subscribers The New Boston is one of the bigger youtube channels for programming. This youtube video is just about 6 min which is perfect if you want to get a short and easy insight in PHP. I’ve mentioned their youtube channel in my article “Best youtube channels to learn Javascript for beginners”



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