This is beneficial for people using PHP as there’s plenty of support provided by ordinary users. Arguably, this makes it the more flexible and the more usable of the two languages.
2. Simplicity: PHP is conceptually much simpler to use than Node.js. When setting up a server, all you need is a “.php” file with some code wrapped between the tags, enter the URL into your browser, and you’re done. The statement you wrap between those tags can be as simple as and it will work. Behind the scenes, a web server like MySQL with PHP installed will be able to interpret the file and display your web page in your browser. Setting up a Node.js server, while not difficult, usually requires more lines of code and a basic understanding of how closures and call-back functions work.
3. Rebuilding and Customizing: Rebuilding and customization are two fundamentals that either makes a language terrible or great to use. The edge for this clearly goes to PHP. It’s a slightly simpler language and the open source nature of it gives users more choice in what they can do with that language.
Instances of PHP :
- CMS’s like Word Press, Drupal, or Joomla etc.
- Servers like MySQL, SQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Sybase, and Postgresql etc.
- Solution Stacks like a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
Front-end technologies like jQuery, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, ReactJS etc
- Server-side technologies like Node.js, MongoDB, Express.js, etc.