What is PHP?
PHP (Hypertext Pre-processor) is an open source scripting language designed for making interactive Web pages and even used as general-purpose programming language. The user embeds it into HTML. The worker uses the combination of web template systems, web frameworks with PHP.
What is Python?
Python is an object-oriented, interpreted high-level programming language mainly used for general purpose programming. Its statement and command explains in some operating systems, such as Mac OS, different versions of Microsoft Windows 98, MS-DOS. It supports various programming paradigms, including imperative, object-oriented, procedural styles, and functional programming.
Compared as Languages:
- Strengths and weaknesses of PHP over Python–
1. A much beneficial environment
3. A wide range of byte code caches
1. Lesser advantageous environment
10. Supports operator overloading
11. Supports Unicode
13. It is a profiler
Python is the well designed, robust language and has easy syntax and semantics to write large codes whereas tough to write big codes in PHP.
The framework for Python is Django which is better than that of PHP which has Codelgniter, Zend, Symfony, Kohana.
- Debugging tools–
Python has a software ecosystem and debugging tools which are advantageous as well as easy to understand.
PHP requires various tools for debugging which is laborious to use.
- General Purpose–
PHP is many ways more suitable for the web pages’ interaction rather than Python which is much more a general purpose language.
- Working with PHP is fun, easy, productive since it has a flat learning curve. Python helps and deep, rich and long lasting run.
PHP is carried out by the server which exchanges the commands to the source, perform and post the formed HTML to the client PC. Hence, these builds the speed of PHP.
The process of code compilation is what makes PHP slower than Python. The Python interpreter can fetch and access the precompiled bytecode smoothly. Its speed is primarily affected by the lack of the option to execute the algorithm.
As Python is a newer language, is superficially more secure whereas PHP has a horrible history regarding security.
Conclusion– Though PHP seems more suitable for the creation of web pages, Python allows working online and even offline. Though PHP is easier to learn Python creates robust code.