Options are used to store various preferences and configuration settings for an application and it is a basic feature of a great product. Users will have great control of the application if you build it with useful and thoughtful options in mind. Here comes Option API . It is made of a set of PHP classes and a MySql table. This lib intends to make your development much faster and yet make a options rich application. It is made for developers like you, who wants to make great products. Check out manual file to understand more about this lib.