Both Python and PHP(Hypertext Pre Processor) are programming languages.

PHP is mainly used for web development while as Python is Object oriented scripting language for multipurpose. Both PHP and Python are server side languages.

PHP was introduced by Rasmus Lerdorf. in 1994 where as Python was released in 1991 by Guido van Rossum.
PHP is widely used from web development using Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla, Open cart and frameworks like Laravel, Code Igniter, YII and many more.

Python is scripting languages with object oriented architecture and this has frameworks like Django and has libraries like Flask and Bottle.

Here are few features of two big languages

  • PHP syntax is quite difficult to read and only programmers can understand in better way where as Python syntax is easily readable as its like simple English
  • As already described that PHP is used as backend language for web developmentĀ  and HTML, HTML5 ,Javascript and CSS3 are used as frontend languages to show data to the users where as Python is mainly used for Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and data mining areas.
  • Python is more famous languages as compared to PHP
  • Python is more secure than PHP
  • Python hosting is bit costly than PHP
  • Python frameworks are Django and flask where as PHP frameworks are code igniter, Laravel, YII
  • Python is full stack programming language where as PHP is mainly used for backend web programming
  • WordPress, Wikipedia, Facebook are using PHP while as Google, Pinterest, Instagram and Reddit are using Python


  • Both programming languages are quite better at their own stages and sections like if you want to work on web programming then obviously should learn PHP whereas if you want to learn Machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science then you have to learn Python.
  • Python has more job demands in market than Python
  • Python jobs are quite highly paid than PHP


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