The Best Choice For Web Application Development: PHP or JAVA?

Overview of Java vs. PHP:

What is Java?

  • Java is an object-oriented, general-purpose programming language that supports both server-side and client-side language. It requires code compilation before execution. It runs on the WORA (Write once, run anywhere) approach.
  • The language comes with a well-defined reflection concept, including interfaces, abstract or reusable classes.
  • Java-based applications run on JVM (Java Virtual Machine) connecting the source code and the binary code and need an operating system, a web server, and an application server for the automatic transaction, Authentication, Authorization, and Lifecycle management.

What is PHP?

  • PHP is a well-suited programming language for web applications development, directly executable from the command line and hence no compilation is required as it is dynamically typed. It is a server-side language and embedded in HTML.
  • Although PHP does not have a reflection concept built below PHP version 5, the higher versions have it.
  • PHP-based applications run on Apache server/IIS and require PHP Engine, operating system, and the webserver.

Significant comparisons of the salient features of Java and PHP


In recent times, most programmers choose PHP over Java for web development. One of the main reasons is its ease of use with an easy learning curve. But it is always wise to choose the language based on the performance required in the application, the language tools, and programming support.

Programming Support

Java: Being an object-oriented language, it adheres to modern programming to build large enterprise solutions supporting functional paradigms for modular applications.

Language Tool

Java: Java has multiple IDEs (Integrated Development Environment), including NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, BlueJ, DrJava, JDeveloper, to name a few, which can be used for editing and debugging. At the same time, the packaging is done with tools including Maven, Web Start, Editors, and ANT, among others.


Java: Using secure transfer protocols, Java allows data exchange between the client and server. Due to this high level of security, to protect the PC, Java doesn’t allow some functions to perform and hence is more suitable for large enterprise applications.


Java: The Java framework is easy to install. The programming language best suits large web applications as it can communicate with multiple systems from the same application, including peer-web-services, mainframe back-ends, and databases. It is optimized for speed: Just-in-time-compilation.

Conclusion: Java vs. PHP for Web Development



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