HTML Website vs. PHP Website|Which one to choose?

Why a website is so much in demand now if you want to do business. I once wanted to join horse riding classes & found a good name on Google. Google also gave me the website of the class & it was quite near to my place. But I had a doubt if it is worth joining that class. Well, I had no other source than Google and Google only gave me the website. I only could see well-photographed horses and their names caught my thinking. They were described to be fast, strong and what not. I thought that was the class I wanted to join and I also knew the horse that I preferred to get myself trained. Long before I actually sat on it, it became my horse and this is the impact a good website had on me. Every visitor looks for the same enthusiasm from your side too if you are looking to make a new website for yourself.

A website is a source which identifies you and gives people an idea of what they can expect from you. A website has many features and all have to be carefully designed as per the needs of your visitors. When I saw the website I mentioned about I got their address, their horses, their capacity, contact info, course details and assurance that I will be making the right choice. All these elements were highlighted such that it appealed to me. Now it’s your turn to think the crucial (minimal) information to be provided to your visitors to convert them into customers. Now, if you have a question about whether you should use HTML or PHP, let me take you through a few things to help you understand both.

What is HTML? Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a static website. In HTML content will not change automatically. If there are changes the developer will have to make those in the code and then it will be reflected on your website. Whereas PHP makes the website dynamic the content changes with time.

What is PHP? PHP is the coding behind a dynamic website. PHP is a scripting language and majority websites are running on PHP because of its back-end content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla. If you want to set up your landing page easily in the cheapest way, PHP is usually preferable.

HTML is used for Front-end applications along with other front-end technologies like CSS & Javascript. The layout of a website or the way your content looks on your website is described via HTML. To tell the browser what effect should be given to particular element HTML uses tags.

HTML is used for Front-end applications along with other front-end technologies like CSS & Javascript. The layout of a website or the way your content looks on your website is described via HTML. To tell the browser what effect should be given to particular element HTML uses tags.

HTML is very simple and a developer can create simple web pages with texts and images. Same things can be done by PHP as well as its output gets processed into HTML but to take advantage of PHP features you need to work hard.

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To implement the additional features of PHP, you need to do proper coding because you would not get results if you put anything in the code. HTML is not like that as it gives output for anything you put & is forgiving of mistakes.

If you want to create pages for all alphabets and display them on individual pages, you would need to create a page for each letter but with PHP creating only one page can give you the desired result. You need a longer time to learn PHP than HTML.

You can perform calculations with PHP

PHP supports more dynamic features like AJAX, XML, JQuery, Angular JS, and CSS-3

  • CSS-3 can be used cascading style sheet is used for dynamic animations.
  • Angular JS is used for dynamic content where you can hover over the images to see the values pertained at a particular point of the dynamic graph.
  • JQuery is used for form submissions where calculations need to be done online.
  • XML provides a virtual database for the websites.
  • AJAX used to asynchronously update the web pages by exchanging a small amount of data behind the scenes. This allows updating the part of the page rather than updating the whole page.

Both HTML & PHP are compatible with most of the browsers & there are plenty of developers worldwide for both PHP & HTML. Both can be integrated with AJAX for dynamic content, only the difference is that PHP is used in the back-end and HTML in front-end.  HTML is not considered a programming language because it cannot perform calculations as 2+2=4. HTML is used for client-side & PHP is used for server-side programming. You need both HTML & PHP to bring life to your dynamic website. Yes, there is nowhere you can think excluding HTML because somewhere or the other you will need it. So make the best use of the features offered by both the languages and rock your website.

Vikas BhattWebsite Designing
Why a website is so much in demand now if you want to do business. I once wanted to join horse riding classes & found a good name on Google. Google also gave me the website of the class & it was quite near to my place. But I...