It's not the same, the update from version 5.6 (the one you probably remember) to the 7.1, 7.4 and now to 8.1 and 8.2 brought several new features making the language modern.
There is also a new Php Foundation https://opencollective.com/phpfoundation which promotes the development of the language.
Major frameworks are: Symfony and Laravel. There's also Zend, now called Laminas; Yii, Cake, Code Igniter etc.
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