What are some alternatives?
When comparing Laravel and Yii Framework, you can also consider the following products
CodeIgniter - A Fully Baked PHP Framework
Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines
CakePHP - The Rapid Development Framework for PHP
Ruby on Rails - Ruby on Rails is an open source full-stack web application framework for the Ruby programming...
Flask - a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions.