Why choose Python over PHP in web application development?

Back to Blog
Ezeelive Technologie - Python PHP in Web Application Development

Why choose Python over PHP in web application development?

PHP vs. Python: The Popularity in 2023

No one can deny that PHP is now in world of technology market is the most preferred open source programming language in the web industry and also it gives you the ‘N’ number of frameworks, CMS like WordPress, Drupal and MVC like strong Codeigniter, Zend, Yii, Laravel, CakePHP and many more also it gives the strong libraries to use your important functions in your web application development.

Because of these such reasons many companies choosing the PHP for the web application development because of this also the people choosing the PHP to make their career in and also the job around the world is more in PHP.

On the other hand, Python is also doing very well in its field because it offers the high-quality services they giving because there is an only small number of Python developers available in the market.

The main thing is that Python has less number of frameworks as compare to PHP but whatever Python frameworks (Django, Pylon, Grok, TurboGears, Web2py, Zope2 etc.) available they are very strong and full of libraries.

If you will research in the market in these two technologies then you can also say that python developer giving the high-quality services as compared to PHP.
Python Scripting Language - advantages
In this world which is full of ‘n’ number of technology if any fresher comes, they always confused that which tech should I select? But still if you planning to choose the PHP or python to make the good career then these following points you should keep in mind:

1. The PHP syntax and language is based on the C/C++, PERL so if you have little knowledge about that then only you can do the development in the PHP. PHP’s syntax is well much similar to the C++.

2. On the other hand, Python comes with its own language so to develop the application you have to only know the basics of the python not other languages like C/C++.

Also, you have to learn only less number of the framework with many restrictions available in that.

3. Everyone Knows about their ability and in which field they can grow well so choose the language on your ability in which you can do a miracle for the world.

Benefits of PHP:

The PHP is the Server Side Scripting language whose server-side response time is very fast also the execution time is very good.

So the developers who want to make the carrier on the server side programming they chose mostly PHP only. They can use the Node.js on the server side with the PHP.

1. PHP has very secure and solid architecture with so many frameworks available in the market. Therefore application made with these architectures are very secure, reliable and safe.

2. Since it is open source and frees so it saves them lots of time and money for the organizations and also saves the time for the developers to search for anything on the internet world.

3. It is platform independent therefore runs on any platform and any browsers and operating system.

Cons of PHP:

1. Since its open source language so most of the codes available are old and used by developers again and again so it is not a robust language for the development.

Benefits of Python:

1. The coding is easier as compared to PHP because it automatically finds the scope of a coding block, which helps the coder to automatically end the code block i.e. the end of the statement.

2. Method use of Object-oriented programming (OOP) is quite easy and elegant in python as compare to use in PHP and C/C++.

3. Math work is easy and implement and most of the applications based on the math work only so the developer prefer only the python for the application development.

Cons of Python:

1. Execution and response from the server are slower as compared to the PHP because it is robust language that’s why it check many things in the background and perform several activities.

2. Using Python designing of application is easy.


So, these are some most effective reason why you must choose the Python over the PHP but before you make a final decision in this regard you must search on your requirements that which language gives you the better functionality to use in your language. A little bit of the hard can make you the age in Python.

Share this post

Comments (9)

  • methane Reply

    Python is faster than PHP on most Web Frameworks.
    It because PHP reloads all (class, methods, constants) to VM on each request.
    OPcache reduce the cost of parsing and compiling the source code. But loading all is still have significant cost.

    Another cons of Python is easy to debug.
    Most php’s builtin function returns FALSE instead of raising exception. And php converts FALSE to int or string
    Python is designed as “explicit is better than implicit”, “Errors should never pass silently”.
    So I can find and fix most bugs just seeing traceback.
    I can write robust application 3x faster than php.

    November 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  • Robert Reply

    Thanks for your effort to bring in fresh ideas into the php discussion. But would you please be so kind an get your texts proof-read? Your way of writing is very chaotic, without punctuations and lots of grammatical errors.



    November 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm
  • dhananjay Reply

    The main is that Python is Natively Compliled language thats the reason that the debugging is much more faster than PHP. Natively complied language means if the same program is run on a computer with a different processor, software can be provided so that the computer emulates the original processor. In this case, the original program runs in “emulation mode” on the new processor and almost certainly more slowly than in native mode on the original processor.

    November 4, 2014 at 5:27 am
  • Mladen Reply

    This article would make me choose PHP…

    November 6, 2014 at 9:07 am
    • KhanhIceTea Reply

      I agreed with you. This article is based on one-side point of view.
      PHP OOP is more beautiful than Python ( no private scope, everything is private). PHP can use autoload functions so it is more flexible.

      December 16, 2014 at 2:08 am
  • Raynal Gobel Reply

    Both Python and PHP has its strength and weakness. In my opinion, Python has more “Server-side computing package” which tends to overpower in host computing. Packages like numpy, scipy shows that you could integrate server/host oriented computing to web services. Desktop environment is way more complete and thorough than PHP. Due to its simplicity, Python is the preferred language for non-computer scientist all over the world.

    While PHP are rarely used in desktop or run natively as computing workhorse. Most of its libraries handle web application and services greatly. PHPMyAdmin is one of the best MySQL front-end to access MySQL DB via web. There are a lot of Web-Auth libraries, Web-template engine, or MVC framework to ease web-development (as you state earlier). OOP in PHP is richer in PHP than Python as it support Traits, Interface, Abstract classes and Namespaces.

    If you’d prefer quick web development, both can provide it. If you’re an absolute beginner in programming language, Python is more reasonable choice. If you want your web application to be scalable enough to handle enormous traffic and requests, use PHP (better yet, learn Hack and HHVM as they’re proven on Facebook to be capable).

    May 14, 2015 at 11:07 am
  • Marc Richter Reply

    It isn’t clear to me where the numbers should come from, which brings you to those asumptions. I think, you do have some good points in saying that the market share of PHP is bigger compared to Python and since more people are using it, hiring experts is usually easier. Also, that there are more mature products like Drupal, WordPress, Magento, TYPO3 in PHP is correct.

    But you cannot simply say that Python’s Code is always cleaner or is interpreted slower than PHP is. This all depends on how good your code is and how sane your platform is configured. I often have seen Python Webservers performing way faster than PHP ans vice versa.
    You are loosing a lot of credability to me when simply taking a stand for something you cannot prove.

    May 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Christopher Allen-Poole Reply

    Both PHP and Python are platform independent, and I generally find that the Python support is more consistent. Neither one of them is compiled, that’s the nature of interpreted languages. Both of them are open sourced. More of Python is written in Python, making it easier to understand the underlying logic.

    Run time speed is generally a wash. I’ve seen benchmarks which place Python as faster than PHP, and others which place PHP the faster language. Unless you are truly anal-retentive about performance, though, it doesn’t matter (and both of these languages are more often placed behind a series of caches in practice.

    May 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm
  • Amit Jat Reply

    Great Explanation of both article it is very difficult to choose which is better. Here give depth analysis of both language I like it I also write about PHP and python analysis you should check it here:

    July 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to Blog