Node JS vs PHP: A Quick Overview and Comparision

Development with Node.js vs PHP

When coding with PHP, a developer’s experience is substantially faster and easier than when using Node.js because no compilers or converters are required. The language creates a basic connection to the SQL database and has no restrictions on where it can be hosted.

Database in Node.js vs PHP

PHP is compatible with MySQL and also supports MariaDB and PostgreSQL databases. The code works well with databases regardless of the engines used.

Performance of Node.js vs PHP

Node.js is an asynchronous programming language that makes use of the Chrome V8 engine to speed up execution and enhance performance. JavaScript is also event-driven, which means that incoming requests are not halted until the previous ones are completed.

PHP vs Node JS Community

PHP has a significantly wider community because it has been around since 1994 and has shown to be a dependable and successful technology. WordPress has grown extremely popular as a result of its support for millions of websites and use of PHP as a backend.


PHP and Node.js are highly recommended backend technologies for the web. While PHP has been long considered ideal for server-side scripting, Node.js perfectly meets the development needs of modern web applications.



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Alen K.

Alen K.

Technology Consultant | 5+ years of experience in IT Consulting and Software Development