Framework Suggestion in Frameworks Posted February 21, 2015 Im also looking for a framework, but Laravel seems too fast moving for me. I want something with a relatively long lifecycle per release. I don't have time to relearn stuff every couple of months. Any suggestions. I need really lightweight, shallow learning curve, keeps out of the way, but comes with a nice feature set that I can use if I want to. I find out of the box Auth never does what I want ect so don't want to be forced to use something. Yes, I am agreed with Adam. To start with and getting acquainted with the MVC approach, CodeIgniter is fine. Hopefully it will catch up with the advancement taking place in the PHP world; but, till then you can start with CI.