I am Vincy, a web developer, the founder of Phppot. I have over 15 years of experience building dynamic websites. I specialize in building modern, lightweight websites using PHP, JavaScript, React and related technologies. I am publishing quality tutorials for over a decade in Phppot, to help you master web development skills and build websites.

My Story

My native place is a coastal village in south India. I am born in a humble middle-class family. My father was a school teacher who worked hard to make ends meet.


Photo courtesy: Matthew Benedict (who else, my beloved son) – he is grown up now, runs his own blog, and says Python is better than PHP to me 😊. He is on path to become an AI guy.


When I was a child, my father attempted to become an entrepreneur. He invested all his savings, with the help of an additional loan, and started a tiny multi-utility store. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long.

A fire accident ravaged the store, and we lost everything. We were back to square one, actually zero. My father buried his dream of entrepreneurship and went back to employment.

I always carried those memories within me.

Chennai welcomes you

“Chennai welcomes you,” the signboard greeted me as I started on a new chapter of my life. Immediately after completing my college education (Masters in Computer Science and Engineering), I moved to Chennai in search of a job in IT. It was a little uncommon for girls from my village to go out alone to a metropolitan city.

In our part of the world arranged marriages are the norm. We were sent to college with the hopes that our education would help find a good groom. Nothing more, nothing less, was expected. However, I was determined to work in IT in a city, and my father supported my decision.

Chennai was the most happening place and the IT hub of India. Although I couldn’t secure an IT job initially, I was adamant about not returning home.

I took up various jobs to survive, from selling credit cards on the streets to selling software CDs in the market and working as a data entry operator. The list of odd jobs I did for survival was long. The metro city tormented me. When I remember those days, it literally sends shivers down my spine.

A Software Engineer is born

I generally hang around in the petrol (gas) stations. Those are the spots where I used to sell some extra credit cards. Irrespective of the place, I made sure to always have a copy of my resume in hand, ready to distribute to anyone I met. Eventually, I landed my dream job at a startup in Chennai specializing in web development. I enjoyed every moment of it.

I strongly believe in the startup culture. The electric atmosphere, agile practices, rapidly changing targets, and array of challenges all played a crucial role in shaping my experience. From gathering requirements to design, coding, testing, documentation, delivery, release management, training, and support, the startup environment offered a dynamic and multifaceted experience.

The pressure cooker scenario of a startup can melt, shape, and make you a star. If you’re graduating, I urge you to choose your initial workplace carefully. It’s not the CMMI levels, skyscraper buildings, or swinging glass doors that will shape you. Instead, it’s the team and your boss that are crucial.

Do what you love

One fine day, the remains within me woke up. I decided to start my own journey, a new path. I began offering website building services as a freelancer, right from my bedroom. With my newborn beside me and my laptop on my lap, I jumped into the world of entrepreneurship.

Now, more than a decade have passed. I have my own dedicated office, and things have changed a lot. Phppot now sustains my livelihood. I am passionate about what I do, and I do what I love.

My setup

An engineer’s page will not be complete without boasting about the setup.

  • 13″ MacBook Air 2022 – primary machine.
  • Tarkan dock (docked in use, connected via USB-C)
  • LG 29″ Ultrawide monitor.
  • Apple wireless magic keyboard and mouse.
  • An Intel i7, 16 GB Windows 10 machine (assembled) – secondary machine.
  • With Samsung 22″ dual monitors, TVS Gold mechanical keyboard and a basic wired Logitech mouse.
  • A basic JBL headphone.
  • RaspberryPi Zero W with 20×4 LED display for notifications.
  • Version control using Github and Gitlab private repositories.
  • Business email by Google.
  • Hosting with Dreamhost.
  • VS Code  is my editor.


I provide freelance services. From building tiny components to creating full-fledged websites, my services guarantee high quality and on-time delivery.

All tutorials on Phppot are written and published by me. Every code presented in the posts are my own work and is uncopyrighted. You are free to use them in your projects. I extend my gratitude to the Phppot community for keeping this website alive and valuable.

I am the person responsible for everything at Phppot. For any inquiries, feedback, copyright-related matters, reporting errors, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me at vincy@phppot.com.

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