PHP vs Python: Intro

PHP and Python both are really strong backend languages, in this article series we will compare PHP vs Python from scratch.


PHP is a widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft’s ASP, Python and Ruby on Rails.

PHP current Stable version is 8.0.1 since 7 January 2021.

Applications can be developed:

  • Websites
  • Web applications
    • Project Management Tools
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Building an Online Community
    • Developing Facebook Applications
    • Generating PDF Files
    • Parsing XML Files
    • Mailing Lists
    • Content Management Systems
    • Create Graphs and Charts
    • Image Processing and Generation
    • E-Commerce
    • Create WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and other open source CMS Plugins
  • APIs
  • Crawlers
  • Or anything you want, you can try with PHP.


According to, Python is powerful and fast. It’s plays with others and runs everywhere. It’s friendly easy to learn and open source.

Applications can be developed:

  • Web and Internet Development
  • Database Access
  • Desktop GUIs
  • Scientific & Numeric
  • Education
  • Network Programming
  • Software & Game Development
  • Automate the Boring Stuff
  • Build a Microblog With Flask
  • Build a Blockchain
  • Play PyGames
  • APIs
  • Crawlers
  • Or anything you want, you can try with PHP.

I am starting new series of posts to compare similarities of PHP and Python.

Author: Danyal
I'm working as programmer since 2002. Born, grew up, studied and worked in Pakistan now Im located in Denmark since 2006.