What should be used Node.js or Laravel to create a course search portal having about 50K courses, where users will create a profile and enter their academic credentials, scores, language tests, fee range, subject area, etc, and the system will filter and suggest courses meeting the entry requirements and other criteria. The applicant will then shortlist courses, he should be able to compare courses, apply for courses, upload documents and fill in application details, etc.
It's not a fair comparison. Laravel is a PHP web framework, Node is a web server runtime around JS. The question should be either:
- PHP or Node? => take what you know/can work fast in
- Laravel or ExpressJS/MeteorJS => take what you know/can work fast in
If it were up to me, I'd choose Laravel because I know it and can work fast in it :-)