Parameter Node.js PHP
Created By OpenJS Foundation Rasmus Lerdorf
Launched In 2009 1994
Launched By JetBrains Oracle
Type JavaScript Runtime Environment Programming Language
Coding Lengthy Concise
Engine Google V8 JavaScript Zend Engine
Package Manager Composer Package Manager NPM
Code Execution Asynchronous Synchronous
Execution Speed Lightweight and Fast Comparatively Slow
Concurrency Event-driven non-blocking I/O Multi-threaded blocking I/O
Performance Fast Comparatively Slow
Web-Server Not needed as it runs its own environment Apache and IIS
Database Has inbuilt database support Database Connection via NPM libraries
Functional Programming It Is a combination of functional and procedural programming It is not functional programming
JSON JSON.stringify() and JSON.parse() json_encode() and json_decode()
Community Small Extensive
Hosting Is compatible with hosting providers like Bluehost, Hostinger, HostGator, etc. Possesses compatibility with a number of hosting providers like Bluehost, iPage, HostGator, Hostinger, SiteGround, etc.
Complexity Though not so complex but needs more lines of code and callback functions. Comparatively Simpler
Basic Syntax Console.log(โ€˜Hello Node.jsโ€™) Echo โ€˜Hello PHPโ€™
Module The PHP needs to be downloaded and installed manually as it is not bundled with the modules It is packaged with the NPM package management system and its registry.
Extensibility More extensible than PHP due to JavaScript and the wide NMP catalog Extensible
Basic Syntax Console.log(โ€˜Hello Node.jsโ€™) Echo โ€˜Hello PHPโ€™
Module The PHP needs to be downloaded and installed manually as it is not bundled with the modules It is packaged with the NPM package management system and its registry.
Extensibility More extensible than PHP due to JavaScript and the wide NMP catalog Extensible
Frameworks Laravel, Codeigniter, Symphony, CakePHP MVC and Express Frameworks, Total.js, Hapi.js, Koa.js
Practical Application ๐ŸŸ  Streaming Services
๐ŸŸ  Instant Messengers
๐ŸŸ  Social Networks
๐ŸŸ  FIntech Applications
๐ŸŸ  Online Education
๐ŸŸ  Project Management Tools
๐ŸŸ  Gaming Applications
๐ŸŸ  Live Chats
๐ŸŸ  Can be integrated with popular CMSs like WordPress or Joomla
๐ŸŸ  eCommerce Marketplaces
๐ŸŸ  Websites
๐ŸŸ  Marketing Platforms
๐ŸŸ  Blogs