Most PHP CMS’ on the market run a traditional database engine – commonly MySQL. But in recent years PHP developers have been mixing it up to move around towards different paths, one of which is a flat file database system.
Grav CMS is one such example. Grav is completely open source and runs on top of PHP. It uses a variety of great technologies like:
If you already know a lot about PHP then Grav could be worth learning. It’s one of the more exotic choices, but it’s also frequently updated with careful attention to detail.
Visit the Grav GitHub repo to find install documentation & learn more about the system.
While currently on version 0.9, Grav is one of the more stable and interesting PHP CMS’ on the market. If you’re curious then download a copy and test it out whenever you have some time.