Popular Server-Side Programming Languages

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2 min readOct 18, 2020


What are some of the most popular server programming language?


Server-side Programming Languages are simply computer programming languages used to develop programs that are executed by the server. There are many server programming languages and the use of each depends on the type of project (what is need to be achieved and how?) and developer preference.

According to (Thor, 2019) among some of the popular server programming language we have;

1. Node.js (JavaScript)

2. PHP

3. Java

4. Ruby

5. Python

Which web application or online systems are programmed with PHP As A Server-side Language?

PHP is an acronym that stands for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor”. It is a server-side scripting language that we can use in combination with HTML to manage dynamic content, databases, session tracking, and even build entire e-commerce sites.

Because of these features, most of the sites and apps that we use today are programmed in PHP. Some of the examples include Yahoo, WordPress, Wikipedia, MailChimp, Flickr, and Facebook.

Why do you think that most web pages today require server-side programming?

(MDN, “Introduction to the server-side”) Answers this question nicely. So reasonably speaking the most important benefit of server-side code is that it enables a developer to tailor website content for individual users. Because dynamic sites can highlight content that is more relevant based on user preferences and habits. And it can also make sites easier to use by storing personal preferences and information — for example reusing stored credit card details to streamline subsequent payments.

Furthermore, it can even allow interaction with users of the site, sending notifications and updates via email or through other channels. All of these capabilities enable much deeper engagement with users and helps them navigate the web easily.

Why must a web developer learn more than just client-side technologies?

From the information above, it is evident that a website does need to have server-side programming, so this gives every developer a good enough reason to learn more than just client-side programming.

Because, almost all modern sites communicate with web servers, using them to retrieve and transfer data from databases to render the services that a user needs. So it is vital that Developers must understand this process to be able to develop efficient websites.

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