Outsourcing your PHP development project to an offshore is not a new concept, not by a long shot. The world has long depended on the idea of outsourcing their plans, for it works just so well for everyone involved. But we digress — the point is that the popularity of offshore PHP development has engendered competition like never before. And that, in turn, means there are far too many companies and development teams out there that promise to deliver the best quality of PHP development on the face of Earth. More often than not, those claims are not entirely true, thus necessitating scrutiny of whom one chooses to partner with.

While careful thought and consideration are important in all aspects of business, but it becomes vital when it comes to selecting a partner who will then bring your vision to life via PHP development. It is essential to identify what you need, and your expectations are from the project. Once you have clarity on that, it is then time to see who can successfully deliver on your requirements. But how does one go about figuring out which company providing PHP web development services is best suited to your business’ unique requirements? By asking the right questions is how. We have listed some of the most critical issues you need to clarify with the service provider before signing the dotted line.

  1. Experience and expertise: A development team is only as good as the experience and knowledge. And, it holds for the language as well. So, your questions could be focused on identifying their PHP work experience, what kind of projects they have worked on, what their strengths are (in the context of the programming language in question), and more. All of these factors, together, will help you gauge precisely how reliable the team is and if their experience with PHP is in line with your project’s requirements.
  2. Mode of communication: It is miserable just how much people underestimate the dialogue. Nonetheless, the truth is that it is the foundation of any successful offshore PHP development project. Be sure to ask them what the mode of communication will be, the frequency of communication, who the point of contact will be, and so on.
  3. Services included in the package: There is absolutely no scope for confusion or ambiguity when you embark on a development project. What this means is that both parties must be clear and include what will be offered in the contract. Any ambivalence here is a recipe for disaster, period. If you are still not sure what to ask them about, here’s a list to help you get started: development, delivery, maintenance, and content.

There is no “trick” to picking the right company providing PHP web development services. One must do their research to the full possible extent, practice caution, and do their due diligence to ensure the success of their offshore development endeavor. It will also help ensure that you receive a quality product at the end of the project.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article showcases the top issues that needs to be clarified when hiring an offshore PHP development company.