Both PHP vs JavaScript are popular choices in the market; let us discuss some of the major Differences Between PHP and JavaScript:

1. Availability: The main difference between PHP and JavaScript is in who owns the language and who can make changes to it. PHP is a completely open source, which means the Internet community owns it. This means that changes can be made per the needs of the community, rather than an individual developer.
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.

4. Concurrency: PHP, like most server-side languages, uses multi-threaded, blocking I/O to carry out multiple tasks in parallel. JavaScript is unique in that it uses a few tricks (event loop + Node clustering) to achieve an event-driven, non-blocking I/O execution model that uses a single main thread of execution. PHP has been around the block for a while though and has found its own way to achieve asynchronous processing.

5. JSON: JSON “JavaScript Object Notation” is a lightweight data format that is syntactically similar to JavaScript object definitions. Naturally, that gives Node.js  and JavaScript-based technologies an edge when dealing with JSON. While PHP can work with JSON, it’s more situational.

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)

Instances of JavaScript :

 Front-end technologies like jQuery, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, ReactJS etc

Both  PHP and Java Script are powerful and robust web technologies. You can’t decide the powerful amongst these two as it depends purely upon your usage. Bio


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