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What is the Major Difference Between Java and PHP?

May 22, 2015

PHP and Java are both very similar when it comes to the benefits provided, but they are both very different. PHP is a server side scripting language, while Java is a client side choice.When you use PHP code, you will execute it in the actual server, while Java will be executed on your client’s computer. This means, if you use Java and the client doesn’t have the right program, such as Java Runtime Environment, your webpage won’t show up. With PHP, this isn’t an issue.Then question arises in our mind which is better?Many will say it’s all about the preference of the programmer, which is true, to a point. Looking at the benefits provided by both Java and PHP, it’s clear they are both very powerful. However, many programmers that use both languages will tell you PHP is the better choice.The main reason programmers choose PHP over Java is the speed. It’s much faster to develop and PHP tends to have fewer issues when using shared hosting. When using Java, it’s best to have a dedicated server for your hosting.


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2 thoughts on “What is the Major Difference Between Java and PHP?

  1. Keeping it short and Simple, PHP is the backbone and Java is the front face and if they blend together then the combination is one of the best in Web development.

  2. PHP over Java is always preferred due to better speed performance and it gives a better security level to the portal as compared to various scripts on Java.

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