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Difference between C++ and PHP

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1. C++ :
C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs since 1979 as an extension of the C language C++ is a general purpose programming language and widely used now a days for competitive programming. It has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features. C++ is a widely popular language among coders for its efficiency, high speed, and dynamic memory utilization. It runs on various platform like Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac etc.


#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main()
    cout << "Welcome to GFG!";


Welcome to GFG!

2. PHP :
PHP is a server-side scripting language used mainly for web development. It can be easily embedded in HTML files and HTML codes can also be written in a PHP file. The thing that differentiates PHP with client-side language like HTML is, PHP codes are executed on the server whereas HTML codes are directly rendered on the browser.


// Here echo command is 
// used to display content 
echo "Welcome to GFG!"


Welcome to GFG! 

Difference between C++ and PHP :

1.C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup in 1979.It is developed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994.
2.It is an object oriented programming language.It is a server-side scripting language.
3.There is method overriding and overloading.There is no method overloading, but methods and functions can have optional parameters.
4.It is object-oriented compiled language.It is interpreted language.
5.It is good for large and complex projects.It is good for small and medium projects.
6.C++ is statically typedPHP is dynamically typed.
7.It is mostly use to build system software.It is mostly used to build web application.
8.Memory Management in C++ is Manual.Memory Management is System Controlled.
9.It is more secure as compared to PHP.It is less secure as compared to C++.
10.Extensions of C++ is .cpp.Extensions of PHP are .php, .php3, .php4, .php7.
11.For example, a popular JavaScript engine V8 and most part of a popular database system MySQL are written in C++.For example, Facebook is initially written in PHP.

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Last Updated : 07 Oct, 2020
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