PHP Vs. NodeJS - Top 10 Most Practical Differences From Experienced Developerby Ravi Bhadauria ADMEC Multimedia Institute
Although both PHP, as well as Node.js, can manage apps of any intricacy, they are developed around different concepts as well as architectures. If you are an application owner deciding which one to choose between these two environments, then it is of utmost importance that you need to understand the major differences between both. PHP, as well as Node.js, can be both used for the server-side development, and this is one of the main reasons which makes them strong competitors for each other. Below are some of the differences which based on different factors to understand each one of them. It will help you in future in deciding which one to choose between the two giants.
3. Usage Complexity: PHP is much simpler to use compared to Node.js. Node.js requires more lines of coding, although it is not too complicated to use. It simply requires a basic understanding of closures and Callback functions.
4. Concurrency: PHP uses multi-threaded blocking I/O to carry out multiple tasks to run parallels alongside each other. Node.js uses event-driven non-blocking I/O execution model.
5. Execution: Node.js is asynchronous whereas PHP is synchronous.
6. Web Server: PHP runs on the Apache web server. It can also run on IIS web server in case of a windows machine. NPM does not need a web server; it runs on its runtime environment.
7. Execution Speed: PHP is slower than Node.js. Faster than PHP and also lightweight compared to PHP.
8. Package Manager: Composer package manager is widely used. Node Package Manager (NPM) is widely used.
10. Frameworks: PHP is a very widespread server-side scripting language and has numerous frameworks which help in easy backend development. Some of them are Laravel, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, etc. In Node.JS, frameworks like the full-stack MVC frameworks Meteor and Derby and Express and are the most common ones.
So, when the situation arises like which platform to select in between Node.js and PHP, one of the most important factors to consider is what type of application you are going to develop. Some other important factors to keep in mind are what are the hosting requirements of your client, what is the speed of development etc. You should take into consideration PHP if your client is seeking a standard solution with comprehensive hosting support. On the other hand, Node.js is a far better option for RTAs (Real-time Applications) such as (SPAs) Single-page Applications, chats and even for collaboration applications.
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