PHP has become the second most popular web environment in existence, according to an informal page-count survey using the Google search engine in March 2002. Its low entry cost makes it particularly appealing to shoestring operations and non-profit organizations. Like ColdFusion, PHP provides a tag-based language for creating server-side processing of HTTP requests. It was only natural that Fuseboxers who had a taste of PHP would want to use their favorite framework there as well as in ColdFusion.
The beauty of Fusebox is that the concepts are simple. Early versions of Fusebox were powerful guidelines backed by good tools. In comparison, though, the fully mature Fusebox 3.0 framework makes its ancestors seem awkward and clumsy.