As a developer, coming from .Net Web Forms to Laravel I now enjoy coding in PHP. Coming from the .Net world of development there was a certain amount of disdain towards PHP. But thanks be to God that I was introduced to PHP via Laravel.
I have to maintain websites for my clients. Have come across one old PHP site I was spoiled to elegance - wink wink Laravel. I wanted to rewrite the small website in Laravel. However, the shared server runs on PHP 5.6 (by this date Laravel 6.14.0 was out) and it runs the current version of Laravel. I have seen a series The PHP Practitioner where Jeffrey shows how to write your own mini PHP MVC framework. I suggest to see the entire free series on Laracasts.