In this era of technology and sheer brilliance, new technologies evolve every day and competing with each other. In the field of the web landscape, when the much young Node.js started giving a fierce competition to PHP, which is much stable in this field since 1994, it became a topic of debate that what scripting language for web development is to be used. PHP is a server-side scripting, command line scripting language developed by Rasmussen in the year 1994 only for back end web development and for writing desktop applications. This can be one of the important PHP interview questions. Initially, PHP stood for Personal Home Page, but now it is a recursive acronym of Hypertext Processor.
PHP V/S NODE.JS
|EASE OF CONFIGURATION:||PHP is more comfortable as it is easier to configure the development environment for PHP||Node.js requires more code and to code in Node.js; one should have a grip over callback functions and block.|
|SUPPORT OF INTERNET HOSTING SERVICES:||All Internet hosting services support PHP||Only services like Microsoft Azure, RedHatOpenShift, Modulus, Amazon Web Services, etc.support node.js.|
|SERVER SUPPORT||PHP gives the option of choosing any of the web servers. Only PHP 5.4.0 has built-in server support called ‘CLI SAPI’.|
|Node.js has built-in server support|
|USE OF SYNTAX IN CLIENT AND SERVER SIDE||PHP has different syntax for the client side and server side||Node.js has a single syntax for client and server side|
|LANGUAGE||PHP is itself a language which one needs to learn before web development||while node.js is merely a run time environment where code can be written in any programming language,i.e., whatever the user is comfortable with|
|SPEED||Quiet slower. Well, you should know about this to clear any PHP interview questions.||Node.js is faster than PHP and can build more scalable applications.|
|OS SUPPORT||PHP can be used in all the major operating systems including Linux, Unix, macOS and much more||Node.js is supported by only limited operating systems|
Note: These are the questions which can be asked in any Node.js interview questions. This blog can help you to clear those interviews.
Some more points to consider
- SUPPORT OF CHROME’S V8 ENGINE :
Node.js is powered by Chrome’s V8 engine, which comes with its own extra functionalities and benefits.
- SUPPORT OF STREAM MODULE :
Node.js has a stream module which makes it easier to work with large files thus incredibly useful in office work.
- SUPPORT OF FRAMEWORK AND CMS :
PHP supports more framework and CMS (Content Management System)
- DBMS SUPPORT :
A more diverse range of database management systems including MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and numerous others are supported by PHP when it comes to comparing it with Node.js.
- SYNTAX :
In terms of usage, if one wants to do a project that includes WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc. they must go with PHP,and if they want stream data transfer or work with software packages such as MEAN, they must go with Node.js.