CakePHP is an open-source web framework which follows the model–view–controller (MVC) approach which makes it more accessible and preferable.
CakePHP uses recognized software engineering concepts and software design patterns, such as convention over configuration, association data mapping, front controller, active record and model–view–controller.
It is authored in PHP and inspired by the Ruby on Rails framework, making it applicable for developers to approach Open Source application development and distributed under the MIT License.
It is open to the online community of developers and acclaimed popularity and gained interest worldwide over time. It is used for large scale website development.