To begin differentiating and analyzing which technology goes the best with which type of project, first let us understand the basic definition of these two.
PHP is a server side open source language mainly used for web development and embedding in HTML. PHP offers a lot many outstanding features that have made the developers just fall for this language. It allows the development of dynamic websites which is the need of the hour, database driven sites, feature rich web pages etc. As PHP development is open source it can be easily used on all the operating systems like Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Unix etc. This feature has increased the value of PHP multiple times.
1. Trends in web development
2. In terms of availability
3. When it comes to concurrency
4. Integrating with codes
5. Simplicity in coding
6. Type of comments
|<?php // PHP single line comment 1|
# PHP single line comment 2
/* PHP multi-line comment */
echo “<p> Hello! </p>”;
multi-line comment */
alert(“Invalid user name.”);
$variable_a = ‘value’; // Local variable declaration.
global $variable_b; // Global variable declaration.
$variable_b = ‘value’;
var variableA = ‘value’; // Local variable with use of “var”.
variableB = ‘value’; // Global variable, no “var” declaration.
To make the distinction more clear:
Choose PHP as your back-end language when your project covers:
- Solution stacks like LAMP (Apache, Linux, MySQL, PHP)
- CMS like Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, etc
- Servers like PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Sybase, etc.
- Front-end technologies like Angular js, React js, Backbone.js, Ember.js, etc.
- SPAs (Dynamic Single Page Applications)
- Server Technologies like MongoDB, Express.js, Node.js, etc.
- Solutions Stacks like MEAN (Express js, Angular js, MongoDB, etc.)