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How to Choose Best Web Application Development Framework for PaaS (Platform as a Service)?

The advent of Cloud services has brought about a massive change not only in software development but also in web development. So much so, there is a transformation in the entire web development scenario. This is where lies the importance of a Platform as a Service (PaaS) platform – a complete deployment and development framework in Cloud that is accompanied by resources, with the help of which the application development companies build cloud-enabled enterprise applications as well as mobile apps based on Cloud.

We have seen that there is trend of the web development companies embracing the platforms such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) – for their backend support and the development framework adopted by them. It is not without reasons that these PaaS platforms are adopted by these web development companies. They must provide with some benefits. The benefits that are offered are – cost-effectiveness, efficiency and a convenient way of Web Application Development procedure.

However, irrespective of the PaaS that you have chosen for the development work, you need to consider a suitable web development framework. You need support for the development of the web application as well as to build and deploy the same application – this is provided by the web development framework.

Moreover, the developers would like build, without starting from scratch – made possible only through the compilation of code.  But, there is a drawback of using PaaS and that is lack of flexibility in terms of technology. In order to use such platforms, you need a flexible hosting, thats why Microsoft Always On VPN is used, these days cloud hosting is the need of the time.

In this article, we are going to help you to decide on some of these web development frameworks along with the PaaS vendor support. But, first and foremost we will find the differences between Python and PHP for Web Development, the two most popular programming languages:-

PHP or Python

PHP and Python happens are completely different – belonging to entirely different classes. Python is more simpler of the two applications and is a general-purpose language with many functionalities, one of which happens to be web development. PHP, on the other hand, is a server-based language – that is exclusively used for the purpose of web development.

Python comes with more out-of-the-box support and it is easily understood by the novice developers. Considering the aspect of security, Python has a better security as its tools are part of its toolbox. But, the same set of web developers may consider PHP as harder to learn.

Moreover, PHP dominates the web development scenario on the internet, with an 80 % market share and sometimes may need to take the help of third-party tools. Finally, while developing complex, large applications – Python is the more obvious choice. Python delivers better, performance wise – more so for the Fintech applications. The codes written in Python – are easy to be maintained and upgraded.

Next, we come straight to the web development frameworks on Python or PHP:


Django is a preferred among the web development frameworks for Python such as Web2py, Turbogears. It happens to be an open-source, free web development framework – but one that is written in Python. If Python is rated as one of the topmost web development languages and Django is a framework that is the best bet.

The reason for which Django is adopted widely by the web developers is because of the extensive support that the Django vendors provide – on how quickly to manage and deploy the web applications – not to worry about the underlying infrastructure. Moreover, Django comes with a protection from clickjacking – with a strong user authentication system and a middleware that runs on supported browsers – that which prevents sites within frames.


When we talk about a web development framework that works well with PHP, then CakePHP is the name to be recalled. It has an open-source framework and comes on Ruby on Rails. It comes with flexible layers of database. It resorts to an MVC (Model-view-Controller) approach – one that comes with a free MIT license.

Read More: Comparison Between CakePHP Vs. Laravel  

The MVC design removes the need to incorporate complex components as part of the application framework. There is an excellent documentation that accompanies CakePHP – similar in lines with Django along with Beanstalk or Azure implementations.

To conclude, we must say that the above web development frameworks will be the most suitable for your web development efforts and make sure that the support from the framework comes from the PaaS offerings.

Last modified: 20 Apr 2022