Answer in Web Development for Helena #227637
Suppose the Government of US hired you as a web developer. They want you to develop a website like National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). Their requirements are high performance, secure, scalable, and easy to use.
Being a web developer, you need a programming language that can help you build feature-rich interactive web solutions. You have two options PHP and Python as programming languages. PHP and Python are the most popular languages among web developers. Both languages are powerful and popular programming languages. So, being a developer, which language will you prefer to develop the website? Justify your answer with solid reason.
Python and PHP are the two languages that are the most preferred programming languages for backend development. Python is powerful and secure and it is easy to learn. The syntax is easy to remember. PHP is a server-side scripting language used to build dynamic web pages and PHP is a little bit difficult to maintain.
In the question, requirements are high performance, secure, scalable, and easy to use the website. Keeping these factors in mind Python is more suitable than PHP. Following are the reason to choose Python over PHP.
- Security – We are developing a government website so security is over topmost and most important factor. According to a few reports python is one of the most secure programming languages. There are lots of frameworks in python which make sure that your data stays safe and with new updates security gets stronger in Python. In PHP there are various security issues.
- Scalability – In terms of scalability Python again beats PHP. Both PHP and PHP have multiple frameworks and libraries, PHP provides Laravel and Symfony whereas Python provides Django and Flask. PHP and Python are both scalable, but Python is more flexible and scalable as it supports machine learning, AI, etc support libraries and frameworks.
- Performance – In terms of speed PHP overtakes Python after the release of PHP7. For building a fast and easy-to-use website both languages will be good to use.
Final Thoughts – Both Python are the best languages to use in web development. Python is more secure and scalable than PHP but in terms of speed, PHP overtakes Python. PHP is a good choice for a medium-scale project with fewer features, but websites for Government Python are a better option. Also, we can use both languages to make the website easier to use, secure and scalable.