Major Differences Between the Two
In terms of ease of use, PHP is much simpler than the new Node.js. To set up a server, all that is required is the “.php” file. When setting up Node.js, more lines of code will be required, so it can be a bot more complicated, especially for new users.
Choosing Which is Best for Different Applications
PHP has the ability to support many of the major protocols like IMAP, LDAP and POP3 and it can easily handle saving data to files, gathering data from files and returning data to a user. PHP us embedded in HTML and will help build custom web content as well as send and receive cookies.