Kohana is a HMVC PHP5 framework that provides a rich set of common components to build web applications quickly, including translation tools, database access, code profiling, encryption, validation and lots more. Kohana has been carefully benchmarked to ensure it's both efficient and organized for real world usage. You can use specific libraries and tools, with simple tools to help identify bugs and solve performance issues. As Kohana is an OOP framework, it's built using strict PHP 5 classes and objects, with an easy setup as there are no code generators or complicated configuration files. With a simple routing structure and commented code, it's easy to understand and get started quickly.