Node.js vs PHP: What are the differences?
What is PHP? A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Node.js can be classified as a tool in the "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category, while PHP is grouped under "Languages".
Node.js and PHP are both open source tools. It seems that Node.js with 35.5K GitHub stars and 7.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PHP with 23.9K GitHub stars and 5.53K GitHub forks.
Facebook, Slack, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use PHP, whereas Node.js is used by Uber Technologies, Netflix, and Medium. PHP has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8906 company stacks & 2933 developers stacks; compared to Node.js, which is listed in 4103 company stacks and 4032 developer stacks.
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